City Without Walls and Other Poems.London: Faber and Faber, 1969 Stock Code: 147003
First edition, first impression, familiarly inscribed by the author the year after publication using his first name reserved for friends on the title page: "For Patrick Garland. With best wishes, from Wystan Auden June. 1970", his printed name struck through. Garland (1935-2013) was a writer, actor, and director.
Loosely inserted is a newspaper cutting reviewing Auden's About the House (1965).
Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With dust jacket.
A near-fine copy, offsetting to pp. 88-95 from news clipping, else clean. A very good copy indeed, in like dust jacket, spine panel slightly toned, else bright and sharp, small mark to foot of rear panel, not price-clipped.
Bloomfield and Mendelson A63a.
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