1954 · New York
by JARRELL, Randall
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1954. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (21cm). Turquoise cloth-covered boards; dustjacket; 277pp. A clean, tight copy but for a slightly rough erasure to front free endpaper, Very Good plus. In the original dustwrapper, price-clipped on front panel with general overall wear and some dusting to lighter portions of rear panel; Very Good.
Jarrell's sixth book and first work of fiction, a satire of academic life set in an elite Northeastern women's college. Pictures From An Institution was a finalist for the 1954 National Book Award, but lost to Faulkner's A Fable. (Inventory #: 55326)