A Change of World.
With a Foreword by W. H. Auden.New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1951 Stock Code: 144929
First edition, first printing of 551 copies, with a reprint in the same year of further 503 copies. This is Rich's first published work, and is Volume 48 of The Yale Series of Younger Poets.
The Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition is an annual event which publishes the first collection of a promising American poet. Auden chose the winners and edited the series between 1947 and 1959. The contest was founded in 1919 and is the oldest annual literary award in the United States.
Octavo. Original pink boards, titles to front cover in brown.
Neat ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Slight bumping and rubbing to corners, the binding otherwise sharp, internally crisp. A near-fine copy.
Bloomfield & Mendelson, B43.
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