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ASHBERY, John - Turandot and Other Poems

New York, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 1953. First Edition. Softcover. Ashbery's first book, a 23-page chapbook in sewn decorated paper wraps, one of only 300 copies printed. Illustrated with four drawings by Jane Freilicher. In this copy two of the plates are duplicated giving a total of six plates. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the poet to Herbert with love and also INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the artist to Herbert with "my love, too." Both inscriptions are on the title page and appear to be contemporary. Ill.: Jane Freilicher. Wrappers are slightly darkened with two round oily stains on the rear, not too dark. The front wrapper has one short closed tear neatly repaired internally with tape and a sliver chip on the lower right corner with the detached piece still present. Very Good to Near Fine example of this scarce book .
USD 4375.00 [Appr.: EURO 4047 | £UK 3448.75 | JPą 687223] Book number 010999

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