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A Nest Of Ninnies

By Ashbery, John and Schuyler, James




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A Nest of Ninnies

ASHBERY, John & James SCHUYLER

First edition of this collaborative novel. One of 6000 copies printed. Kermani A14. Presentation copy from Schuyler to the artist Trevor Winkfield, with a fair copy of a portion of the text: "'Somehow,' Fabia was saying to Claire, 'I had not expected Paris to be quite so much like Florida.' page 93, for Trevor Winkfield with my best - Jimmy Schuyler, 3/11/69." Trevor Winkfield would later edit James Schuyler's The Home Book (1977), design the dust jacket for Ashbery's Flow Chart (1991) and illustrate his Novel (1998) 8vo, cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. Small spot of damp-staining at head of spine, spine a little cocked, otherwise a fine copy in slightly dust-soiled and nicked jacket with one tiny closed tear and a bit of wear to the head of the spine.

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A Nest of Ninnies

ASHBERY, John & James SCHUYLER

Uncorrected proof copy of the first edition. The idea for this collaborative novel came to Schuyler on a drive from the Hamptons into New York City in 1952. At first, working together, Schuyler and Ashbery came up with alternating lines, but this method became too problematic, and had to be abandoned when Ashbery went to Europe in 1955. Eventually, the two poets began composing longer passages alone, but the attempt to continue the collaboration by correspondence proved unsatisfactory. The "hand-made quality" of the work suffered, and it was only completed after the two men were reunited in New York ten years later. "The style of arch ventriloquism that Ashbery and Schuyler adopted in A Nest of Ninnies had the virtue of allowing each of the two to escape from his personality, to lose himself in the work.... Perhaps the most extraordinary thing about A Nest of Ninnies is that the two poets have dissolved their own personalities and merged so entirely into a common style that it can be said that the book's author is neither Ashbery nor Schuyler but a third entity fashioned in the process of collaboration. They had transformed a game into a form of literary creation." - Lehman, The Last Avant-Garde (NY: Doubleday, 1998), p. 82 Tall thin 8vo, original spiral-bound printed wrappers. A fine copy of this rare proof, enclosed in a cloth folding box with morocco labels on the spine.

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A Nest of Ninnies

ASHBERY, John & James SCHUYLER

First edition. Signed by Ashbery 8vo, cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. Fine copy in lightly dust-soiled jacket with one short closed tear.

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A NEST OF NINNIES

Ashbery, John, and James Schuyler

New York: Dutton, 1969. Cloth and boards. First edition. Inscribed and signed by Ashbery in 1977. Top edge dusty, surface crease in paper on upper board (seemingly incurred in manufacturing, as the board has not been bumped), else a very good copy in darkened dust jacket with a couple small nicks and a very tiny chip at the lower corner of rear panel. KERMANI A14.

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A Nest of Ninnies

ASHBERY, John and James Schuyler

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1969. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition. Fine in slightly age-toned, very good dustwrapper with a small chip on the rear panel. Signed by Ashbery. A collaborative novel by the poets.

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A Nest of Ninnies.

ASHBERY, John and James Schuyler

New York: Dutton, 1969. Signed by John Ashbery. First edition / First printing. Green cloth spine, pale mauve paper-covered boards. Sight flashing to the top and bottom edges of the boards, as usual, else fine in very good+ dust jacket with several short closed tears. An attractive copy. A humorous novel by the two poets.

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A NEST OF NINNIES.

Ashbery, John. & Schuyler, James.

NY: DUTTON.. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1969. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First edition. Close to fine in very good+ dust jacket. (Shallow chipping at crest of spine with no loss to titles. Pea-size chip at base of rear cover adjoining spine. 1-inch tear at bottom edge of rear panel of jacket. Couple small edge tears in jacket. Hint of foxing at edges. ) .

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A NEST OF NINNIES

Ashbery, John & James Schuyler

New York: Dutton, 1969. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. A well-received comic novel co-written by the two poets. Fine copy in a bright dust jacket with two short closed tears else fine.

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a nest of ninnies

Ashbery, John and James Schuyler

NY: E. P. Dutton (1969 ). First Edition. 8vo; cloth backed boards, hardcover; 191 pages; review slip and photograph of the authors laid in; a fine, clean, tight, unmarked copy in a sunned unclipped, lightly edgeworn dustjacket with a price of $4.95.

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NEST OF NINNIES

Ashbery, John & James Schuyler

New York, NY: E. P. Dutton & Company. G+: boards lightly yellowed along edges; jacket frayed/No Dustjacket. 1969. First Edition. 8vo., 191pp. .

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A Nest of Ninnies [With Signed Bookplate Laid In]

ASHBERY, John and James Schuyler

Hopewell, NJ: The Ecco Press, 1997. First Ecco Edition. Hardcover. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); white paper and blue cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 191,[3]pp. Bookplate signed by Ashbery loosely laid in. Fine.

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A Nest Of Ninnies

Ashbery, John & Schuyler, James

New York. 1969. March 1969. Dutton. 1st Edition. Bookseller Sticker in Back, Otherwise Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 191 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by James McMullan. FROM THE PUBLISHER - ‘James Schuyler and I began writing A Nest of Ninnies purely by chance,’ writes John Ashbery. ‘We were in a car being driven by the young cameraman, Harrison Starr, with his father as a passenger in the front seat. Jimmy said, 'Why don't we write a novel?' And how do we do that, I asked. 'It's easy—you write the first line,' was his reply.’ The result is one of the strangest and most exuberant experiments in American literary history, a verbal tour de force of suburban Americana. First published in 1969, A Nest of Ninnies is a true gem-in-the-rough, the decades-long collaborative project from two of the great poetic minds of the twentieth century. inventory #13011

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A Nest of Ninnies

ASHBERY, John and James SCHUYLER

Calais, VT: Z Press, 1975. 8vo. Original printed wrappers after a design by Joe Brainard. Wrappers lightly rubbed. Second edition, one of 2,500 copies. Originally published by Dutton in 1969.

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A Nest of Ninnies

ASHBERY, John and James SCHUYLER

New York: E. P. Dutton, 1969. 8vo. 191pp. Original cloth; dust jacket designed by James McMullan. Light chipping along upper edge of slightly toned jacket and at foot of spine; spotting to fore-edges. FIRST EDITION.

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A Nest of Ninnies

Ashbery, Schuyler

New York: E.P. Dutton and Co., 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition Very Good/Fiction. Corners are rubbed. Size: 5 3/4" x 8 1/4". No marks. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Edges slightly foxed. NOT ex-library. All books offered from DSB are stocked at our store in Fayetteville, AR. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 023783.

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A Nest of Ninnies

Ashbery, John and Schuyler, James

Jun 01, 1975. Very Good. VG

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A Nest of Ninnies

Ashbery, John and James Schuyler

New York : Ecco Press, 1997. Second edition. 191 pp., 5.75 x 8.25 inches. Paper over boards in printed dust jacket. Tiny bit of sunning to foot of spine, otherwise as new.

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A Nest of Ninnies

Ashbery, John & Schuyler, James

Manchester: Carcanet New Press Ltd., 1987. minor shelf wear to the edges and ends of the cover. pages are clean, bright and tight. First British Edition. hardcover. Good/Good. Used.

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A NEST OF NINNIES.

Ashbery, John and Schuyler, James.

New York:: Ecco Press,, 1997.. Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.). First thus. A reissue of this humorous novel about life in the American suburbs written in collaboration by two poets, and originally published in 1969.

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A Nest of Ninnies.

ASHBERY, John and James Schuyler.

Hopewell: Ecco Press, (1997).. First printing of this edition (originally published in 1969).. 191 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. A collaborative novel by these two New York School giants.

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Nest of Ninnies, A

Ashbery, John and James Schuyler

Hopewell, NJ: Ecco, 1987. rep. Hardcover. Near Fine Near Fine. 1st pub. in 1969 Record # 57513

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A Nest of Ninnies

Ashbery, John and Schuyler, James

Jun 01, 1997. Fine.

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