New York: Grove Press / Evergreen, 1960. 8vo. Original printed wrappers. Some light wear to wrappers. FIRST TRADE EDITION, inscribed by Allen Ginsberg on the half-title: "For Michael Matros 9/27/91." Signed "Allen Ginsberg" beneath a characteristic drawing of a sunflower. Ginsberg was represented by eight poems in Donald Allen's seminal anthology.
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New York: August 1978. First edition. 4to. pp. Self-wrappers, stappled. Fine. The back cover reproduced a 1920 collage by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy from Richard Kostelantz's 'Moholy-Nagy' (1970). This issue of Andrews and Bernstein's landmark journal of the Language poets opens with an essay by Ron Silliman on Louis Zukofsky, and later...
New York: Random House, . 8vo. 138 pp. Original dark bluish green cloth; printed dust jacket. Small closed tear at top of rear jacket panel, slightly toned and a few tiny touches at extremities, a near-fine copy. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. This first edition precedes the first UK edition by...
London: Privately printed for Faber and Faber, . 8vo. 14 pp. Original rose printed wrappers. Fine. FIRST EDITION. An edition of 250 copies, not distributed at the memorial service, but sent out after to a number of personal friends whose names were mainly suggested by Mrs. MacNeice. Bloomfield & Mendelson A46.
New York: Voyages, . 8vo.  pp. Original light-grey printed wrappers. Slightest toning to edges of wrappers and front endleaves, soft paperclip impression on front wrapper, generally a fine copy. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 24 of 50 copies signed by Auden. Bloomfield & Mendelson A36.
New York: The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1973. Bifolium. 4 pp. Fine. FIRST EDITION. The program for Auden's memorial service, held 3 October 1973 at New York's Church of St. John the Divine. The service included readings by Robert Penn Warren, Galway Kinnell, Muriel Rukeyser, Richard Wilbur...
New York: The Phoenix Bookshop, 1975. 8vo. 8 pp. Original blue printed wrappers, with the original mailing envelope. Fine. FIRST EDITION. One of 300 copies, not for sale, printed as a Christmas keepsake in celebration of Wilson's purchase of two-thirds of Auden's library after the poet returned to Oxford in 1972.
Paris: Les Éditions de Minuit, . 8vo. 87,  pp. Original white printed wrappers, entirely unopened; original glassine. Front panel of glassine with tear at head, otherwise fine. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 87 of 99 copies from an edition of 106 (there were 7 hors commerce) on Alfamousse, publisher's numbered limitation ticket.
Paris: Les Éditions de Minuit, . 8vo. 18,  pp. Original white printed wrappers, entirely unopened. Slightest soiling to wrappers, near-fine. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 52 of 450 copies on Rives from an edition of 612 (there were 50 hors commerce and 112 reserved for the publisher).
Paris: Les Éditions de Minuit, . 8vo. 76,  pp. Original white printed wrappers, entirely unopened; original glassine. Tiny penmark and one small nick to glassine, otherwise fine. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 42 of 99 copies from an edition of 114 copies (there were 15 hors commerce) on Alfamousse, publisher's numbered limitation ticket.