SHIFTS OF BEING. Richard Eberhart.

SHIFTS OF BEING

New YORK: Oxford University Press, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue-green paper-covered boards, spine lettered in gold; 8vo. A variant state: as the author writes in his inscription on the front free end paper "This is an ur-edition. It appeared without a Contents page and had to be recalled so now is a collector's item". Eberhart's bibliographer notes the tipped in contents page in two variants, but evidently did not see any copies before they were "recalled". This copy inscribed to another New England poet and signed "Dick". A letter (Als) covering a full page regarding the work of another poet (poem in fact) and beginning by thanking the poet for a party. Some of the letter I can not decipher including the name of the male poet. Although a few of the "ur-editions" may have escaped, they are likely exceedingly uncommon, and not examined by the bibliographer. The book is unevenly sunned and lacking the (common) dust jacket else very good. The letter is folded else fine.

Meckler A27a. Very good -. Item #13151

Price: $95.00

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