Item #715 Daily Horoscope [true first edition, signed]. Dana Gioia.

Daily Horoscope [true first edition, signed]

Iowa City: Windhover Press, 1982. First edition. Original Wraps. First edition of the poet's first book (following a two-poem pamphlet published by the Bowery Press), which preceded the trade collection of the same name by four years. One of 225 copies printed. Light brown wrappers, title on black on spine. Title-page image linocut by Thomas Kovacs. A fine copy. Hagstrom & Morgan A2. Gioia said of this book, "I had consciously constructed Daily Horoscope as a self-contained linguistic world in which each poem interlocked—both openly and secretly—with all the others. A small chapbook was the ideal form of publication, giving the sequence an intimacy and independence lost when the poems were reprinted four years later as part of a larger trade collection." Although not called for, signed by Gioia on the colophon. Fine. Item #715

Price: $225.00

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