Life Studies.New York: Farar, Straus and Cudahy, 1959 Stock Code: 89537
First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Francis Mattson, Robert Lowell"; the recipient is almost certainly the Curator of the Berg Collection, New York Public Library. Life Studies, including one of Lowell's most celebrated poems, "Skunk Hour", was originally published in the UK in the same year.
Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in black, top edge dyed green, tan endpapers. With dust jacket.
Black and white illustrated title page by Frank Parker.
An excellent copy in the somewhat frayed, rubbed and lightly creased jacket.
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