Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1969. First Edition. SIGNED by many of the contributors to this important (and now classic) anthology of New York School poets, featuring works by nine poets and illustrations by an equal number of artists. Signed on the table of contents page by: Frank Lima, Red Grooms, Norman Bluhm, Joe Brainard, Alex Katz, John Bernard Myers, Alan D'Archangelo, Tony Towle, Barbara Guest, Kenneth Koch, John Ashbery, Robert Goodnough, and Kenward Elmslie. Interesting, lengthy introduction by John Bernard Myers, the editor. Square 8vo (8 1/4 inches / 20.5 cm), 219,  pages in publisher's original blue cloth. A bit of soiling to the top edge. Otherwise, Fine in a dust jacket with light sunning to the front panel and spine and some rubbing. Unsigned copies of this book are easily obtainable, but copies signed by so many of the contributors are not often seen in the market. A beautiful copy of this landmark anthology, signed by numerous important poets and artists. SCARCE SIGNED. Item #1247
John Bernard Myers, the editor of this volume, championed many New York poets of the 1950s and published early works by Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, and many others, either in separate editions or through his poetry journal Semi-Colon.