Ashbery, John. (1927 - 2017) & Katz, Alex. (b. 1927) [Bidart, Frank. (b. 1939)]


Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press. 1969. First. The 1969 1st paperback edition, limited to only 750 copies. Light staining and soiling around the light-tan wrapper edges, small nick/bend to lower right edge which extends from front cover about halfway through the block, but internally very clean and overall an excellent, solid copy overall. 25 illustrations by the painter Alex Katz complementing John Ashbery's verse. This copy with the ownership signature to the ffe of the important American poet Frank Bidart, who received the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the Griffin Poetry Prize Lifetime Recognition Award, and the 2017 National Book Award for Poetry for his book Half-light: Collected Poems 1965–2016.

An especially interesting association copy of Ashbery's long autobiographical poem, written between December 1964 - March 1965. The first of only two of his works published by the Black Sparrow Press, and an early collaborative work with Brooklyn artist Alex Katz. (22059)

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