The Old Bachelor and Other Poems. Donald Justice.

The Old Bachelor and Other Poems

Miami: Pandanus Press, 1951. First edition. [8], 10, [6] pp. Hand-sewn blue wrappers, printed title label on front cover. One of 240 copies, hand-set and printed by Preston H. Dettman. Some edgewear and surface wear to covers, very minor old staining, contents clean. The very rare first publication by an important American poet, preceding his first regularly published book The Summer Anniversaries by nine years. Justice earned his PhD at Iowa in 1954 and was long associated with the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Despite the limitation, quite scarce; OCLC locates eleven copies. Item #1688

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