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The Book of the Green Man.

N. Y. W. W. Norton, (1967). First edition. Dedication copy, inscribed to Dorothy Neal on dedication page: "for Dorothy, with love Ron". The Book of the Green Man was dedicated to Jonathan Williams and Dorothy Neal, "who made it possible". Jonathan Williams, Johnson's lover, and the publisher of his first book, A Line of Poetry, A Row of Trees (1964), was the recipient of a bequest in the will of Charles Neal, Dorothy's husband; a cash gift which he used to publish Charles Olson's Maximus Poems in 1953. Dorothy Neal became a close friend of Ron Johnson's some time later and they remained friends throughout their lives. Covers a little soiled, otherwise a fine copy in chipped & torn dust jacket. 8vo, original cloth, dust jacket.

Price: $850.00

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