Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror.
Poems.New York: The Viking Press, 1975 Stock Code: 135895
First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed "for Anne Fremantle, with admiration, John Ashbery, December 1 1975" to half-title. The recipient is "Anne Fremantle, a British-born author, art critic, essayist and editor" (The New York Times obituary, 28 December 2002, retrieved 29.11.19), who also "published her first poems in 1931 and followed them with nearly two dozen books, both fiction and nonfiction" (ibid.). In 1977, Ashbery appeared for a reading with Barbara Guest on P.E.N. Portraits, hosted by Anne Fremantle.
Octavo. Original blue cloth-backed greenish-brown paper-covered boards, titles in green to spine. With dust jacket.
Slight toning and rubbing to edges of boards, else a fine copy in the near-fine jacket, minor nicks to corners, light toning to verso.
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