London: Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1969. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Hardcover. First edition. Inscribed by the author to the distinguished editor, Catherine Carver: "For Catharine / who launched this book with a bouquet worthy of The Canterbury Tales / with gratitude / from Jon". "A detached but compassionate observation of other people's lives a the moment of crisis gives the opening poems of this book a photographic quality. These 'stills' prepare for a moving sequence in which the poet's eye is turned on himself to record a personal crisis, the birth of a mongol son" (jacket). Bound in textured orange paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. In brown and white patterned dust jacket with white spine panel and brown title to spine. Minor browning to spine panel of jacket, and short closed tear to bottom edge, else fine. 63 pages. POE/101416. (Inventory #: 29978)
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