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Collected Poems by  Marianne MOORE - Signed First Edition - 1951 - from Riverrun Books & Manuscripts (SKU: 406015)

Collected Poems

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Collected Poems

by MOORE, Marianne

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A very fresh, bright jacket with only mild toning to spine
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New York: Macmillan, 1951. A very fresh, bright jacket with only mild toning to spine. 8vo. 180 pages. With errata slip laid-in before text of the poems. Original orange cloth, gilt-lettered on spine; dust jacket. First American 'edition' from sheets of the English second impression, the first issue, with integral title leaf. One of the rarest books in the Moore canon: One of about 40 copies for the author (see below). PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Moore to William Yeo, with note beneath inscription "N. B. errata-slip" and "as of December 17th" above the copyright date on the verso of the title. This copy has browning to the inner half of the free endpapers from binding glue, affecting errata slip, which is a character of every copy we've seen. "In a strict sense, these copies were never issued.... Faber and Faber printed its first impression and also printed and bound for Macmillan, New York, an impression of 1,500 copies. When these arrived in New York, presumably in time for a projected publication date of November 1951, they were seized by U.S. customs officials - not, however, before part of the shipment had been released to Macmillan. Of those released, about forty copies were inscribed by Moore for presentation and a few others were sent out as review copies. Theses review and presentation copies constitute the firsst issue of the second impression" (Abbott A10.a2a).


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Collected Poems
MOORE, Marianne
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About Riverrun Books & Manuscripts

Founded in 1978 and purchased in 2016 by Thomas Lecky, Riverrun specializes in fine, rare, and unusual books from all periods and genres. There are large holdings in art, photography, artists' books, fine printing, books about books, literature, signed and inscribed books, early printing, and Americana. We have thousands of books not listed online in these and many other fields, and are constantly sourcing new material from private collections and public auction. Please let us know if we can help you locate something not listed in our stock. We are members of the ABAA and are certified members of the Appraiser's Association of America.


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When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been... [More]
Errata: aka Errata Slip A piece of paper either laid in to the book correcting errors found in the printed text after being... [More]
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [More]
"Laid In" indicates that there is something which is included with, but not attached to the book, such as a sheet of paper. The... [More]

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