THE YEARS AS CATCHES; First Poems (1939-1946)

Berkeley: Oyez, 1966. First edition. Hardcover. One of 170 copies of the hardcover issue (of 200 total). Inscribed by Duncan "in the month of publication" to Alan [Covici]. Publisher's prospectus laid in. Included is a typed (Tls) 2pp. letter addressed to Covici in Duncan's hand discussing little magazines to buy in a bookshop catalog and a holograph note by Duncan. Also, three small broadsides (the same) from circa 1988, after the poet's death, laid in. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, with light wear to top edge. Letter folded but like the envelope fine.(In removable protective archival covers.). Near fine / near fine. Item #10279

Covici was a rare book librarian at UC, a collector of and friend of Duncan. Books from his collection often have extensive notes by Duncan regading the somewhat complicated bibliography of RD.

Price: $450.00

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