1998 · N. Y.
by ASHBERY, John
N. Y.: The Grenfell Press, 1998. First edition. Limited to 100 copies signed by Ashbery and Winkfield (the entire edition). An early prose poem, dating from 1954, only recently discovered by the poet David Lehman. Reviewing Novel in On Paper, Jed Perl calls this dashingly elegant book "a double-headed imaginative caprice ... a carefully calculated flippancy, which is a modern kind of seriousness. Very fine copy. 4to, illustrated with ten drawings by Trevor Winkfield, original silk-screened cloth. Very fine copy. (Inventory #: 22846)