Homage to Mistress Bradstreet

New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Pictures by Ben Shahn. Signed by Shahn underneath his name on the front flap of the jacket. Inscribed by Berryman on the recto of the "by the same author" page. Fine in an about Near Fine jacket, unclipped ($3.95), a few small chips at the top edge. Pictorial paper on the boards with a design matching the jacket. Square and firmly bound with a red top stain, clean internally. Berryman's book-length poem that explores the tensions between Anne Bradstreet's personal and artistic life. This is Berryman's first poetry collection published by Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, and one praised by Conrad Aiken as "one of the finest poems ever written by an American, a classic right on the doorstep." Fine / Near Fine. Item #4855

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