Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth with white lettering in dust jacket; 8vo. John Frederick Nims' copy, his name in ink. Nims has noted in ink under the two subtitles the dates of publication "'46, '55". Laid in is a small sheet corresponding to brief notes (in light pencil) at the poems. Top edge a bit spotted, several pages with creased tips, but easily very good in a very good dust jacket: colors bright, small loss at extremities, one closed tear, and a small spot on the rear panel. Attractive association copy of the poet's second collection; one of 2000 copies printed. A Pulitzer Prize-winning volume. MacMahon A2. Very good + / very good. Item #15321
John Frederick Nims was a well-regarded poet, editor, professor, critic and translator, and Bishop's contemporary. He was the editor of POETRY MAGAZINE from 1978-1984.