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The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara by  Frank O'Hara - First Edition - 1971 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA and Biblio.com

The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara

by O'Hara, Frank

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good


New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition stated, first printing. In first state off-white binding lettered in gilt, turquoise topstain, in first issue jacket with the Larry Rivers nude art, which was suppressed after some found it objectionable. Near Fine with light corner creases to first several leaves. light bumping to bottom spine corner and rubbing to publisher's imprint. In a Very Good+ dust jacket, unclipped, with several short edge-tears and some curling out at the edges. A nicer copy than normally encountered of the New York School luminary's collected poems.

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