New Haven: Yale University Press, 1951. 8vo. 85 pages. Original salmon boards; printed dust jacket. A superlative copy save a minor production flaw to jacket along rear panel (small perforations presumably from folding machine). Item #406001
FIRST EDITION of Rich's first commercially published book, issued in an edition of 551 copies as volume 48 of the Yale Series of Younger Poets, edited by W. H. Auden, the judge that year. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Rich on the front free endpaper: "For Mrs. Archibald M. Strong - with best wishes - Adrienne Cecile Rich." Published when Rich was 21 years old and still a student at Radcliffe, 'A Change of World' is only preceded by some exceedingly scarce juvenilia.