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Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara

by Frank O'Hara

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


New York: Knopf, 1971. 586pgs. Oatmeal cloth, gilt lettering on the front panel and spine. photo frontispiece. Top edge lime green. some light stains on the top edge, light foxing to the lower page edges. Otherwise a fine, unmarked copy.Stated First Edition in the suppressed First State Jacket by Larry Rivers, which is unclipped and except for a touch of toning to the edges, fine in mylar sleeve. The book reflects the poet's growth as an artist from the earliest dazzling, experimental verses that he began writing in the late 1940s to the years before his accidental death at forty, when his poems became increasingly individual and reflective.. First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo.

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