New York: The Ecco Press, 1976. First Edition Thus. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches; 210 x 140 mm), 95,  pages, in illustrated wrappers. INSCRIBED by John Ashbery on the title page: "For William Targ /John Ashbery / 4/11/77." Targ was the editor-in-chief of G.P. Putnam's Sons and was perhaps best known for acquiring Mario Puzo's novel "The Godfather" sight unseen. A nice literary association.A collection of 28 poems, published here by Ecco Press; the poems originally were published by E.P. Dutton in 1970. The collection derives its title from a painting by Giorgio de Chirico in the Museum of Modern Art. Item #2208
CONDITION: Light edge wear, mild soiling to lower wrapper but internally clean and bright. A Near Fine copy.