N. Y. Knopf, 1953. First edition of Jarrell's major critical work. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free-endpaper: "To Leonard and Maud Hurley from Randall and Mary Jarrell". Wright A5a. Hurley was a colleague of Jarrell's in the English Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Fine copy in dust jacket that is slightly faded and spotted along the spine panel. 8vo, black cloth, dust jacket.