With a foreword by W. H. Auden.New Haven: Yale University Press, 1956 Stock Code: 134111
Presentation copy to fellow poet Barbara GuestFirst edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To Barbara, with love John Ashbery, October 19, 1957" on the front free endpaper. The recipient was fellow poet and core member of the New York School of poets Barbara Guest (1920-2006). Some Trees was Ashbery's first collection. The selection was made by W. H. Auden, who was the subject of Ashbery's Harvard senior thesis.
Octavo. Original black boards, rounded spine lettered in gilt. With dust jacket.
Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Minor rubbing to extremities, a near-fine copy in the jacket with browned spine, small nicks to top edge, slight loss to head of spine and onto panels.
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