New York: Viking, 1959. 8vo. 37 pages. Original two-toned cloth; printed dust jacket. A fine copy in a near-fine jacket with slightest of surface wear. Item #406704
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, warmly inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Robert. J. H. Kiphuth / Whose goodness seems to parallel his good advice in enabling others to triumph. Marianne Moore. October 5 1959." Moore has additionally made one small manuscript correction on the inner flap of the dust jacket, and written the publication date "Sept. 17, 1959" within the printed copyright information on the verso of the title. Kiphuth is best remembered for coaching the Yale men's swim team for 41 years, amassing a record of 528 wins and only 12 losses. Abbott A17.1.