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SHAPIRO, David.

Lateness.

A Book of Poems.

Published: Woodstock, NY: The Overlook Press, 1977

Stock code: 100323

Price: £375

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First edition, first impression of the author’s fifth volume of poetry. Inscribed by Shapiro on the half-title: “For Linda, from the long rivers music and poetry. David (Shapiro).” Also signed by David Hockney on the front flyleaf. With an invitation to the book launch loosely inserted.

Octavo. Original buff linen, titles to spine gilt, publisher’s device to front board in blind, red endpapers. Jacket designed by David Hockney. Minor spotting to boards and edges. An excellent copy in a likewise excellent jacket with lightly sunned spine panel, a couple of nicks to the mildly rubbed extremities.

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