The Double Dream of Spring. John Ashbery.

The Double Dream of Spring

New York: The Ecco Press, 1976. First Edition Thus. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches; 210 x 140 mm), 95, [1] 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.

Price: $100.00

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