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Author: Moore, Marianne
Price: $500.00
Publisher Location: New York
Publisher: Viking Press
Year Published: 1961
Book Condition: Near fine
Edition: First edition
Orange cloth in dust jacket; large 8vo. 301 pp. w/ notes and index. Inscribed quite wonderfully two weeks before publication date (Nov. 16): "Marshall A.Best/ Marshall the ("the" is underlined) best/ who does not hate writers--/whom writers do not hate,/ approaching circumspectly/ believe me,/ Marianne Moore/ November 1, 1961." Best was one of the senior editors for decades at Viking editing Iris Murdoch, Patrick White among others. A generous selection of poems, essays, the Fables of La Fontaine and "The Ford Letters", with previously uncollected work and an interview with Donald Hall. Light soiling else about fine in a very good dust jacket with a faded spine (as usual to yellow) and a few short closed tears (in removable archival protective covers). 301 pp. Abbott A18a.1.