Philadelphia: Dorrance & Co., (1955). First edition of Ammons' rare first book. One of 300 copies printed, of which only 100 were bound. Wright A. According to his close friend, the poet David Lehman, "Ammons published Ommateum, his first book, at his own expense in 1955; sixteen copies were sold in the next five years." A very fine copy, essentially as new. Small 8vo, original salmon cloth, dust jacket.