Inscribed by Robert Lowell, with an Original Limerick, Written for Poet William Doreski

    Robert Lowell. For the Union Dead. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, [1964].

    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Lowell with an original limerick for William Doreski on the half-title in blue ball-point: "Inscribed for a poet named Bill / Who could never quite get his fill / of young ladies' bare asses; / So he took off his glasses / And blindly imagined his thrills- / Robert Lowell/Feb. 17, 1966." Octavo. xii, 72, [2, blank] pages.

    Publisher's full green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket. Mild rubbing to dust jacket, minor dampstain to jacket verso at tailcap and lower rear corner, with some minor soil to adjacent cloth areas. Still, near fine. With ownership signature of Doreski.

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