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Houseboat Days. Poems.

N. Y. Viking, (1977). First edition, with erratum slip laid in. Presentation copy, inscribed by Ashbery to Ted Berrigan and his wife Alice Notley on the title page: "for Alice and Ted, Love, John, 9/20/77". With Berrigan's ownership signature on the front free endpaper and the incorrect line on p. 83 crossed out. In a statement that is apposite here, David Shapiro noted that "Ted (Berrigan) felt, with Stevens, that poetry was vital and experimental. That is why there are more connections between the poetry of say Berrigan and Ashbery than between that of Berrigan and many of his so-called disciples or friends" Fine copy. 8vo, original cloth-backed boards, dust jacket.

Price: $3,500.00

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