February 18, 2021 10:00 EST

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  Lot 71
 

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[Literature] Berryman, John
Homage to Mistress Bradstreet

New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, (1956). First edition. 8vo. (49) unumbered pp. Illustrated by Ben Shahn. Inscribed: "To Merle & Jules Proctor/with the best wishes of/John Berryman/Mpls/26 Jan 57" on front free endpaper. Business card of Berryman's wife Jill with a further inscription to the Proctors, laid in. Original cream, black, and red illustrated paper-covered boards, indent and a few small rust spots from paper clip that held the business card in place; original unclipped dust-jacket. A near-fine copy.

First edition of the first major work by Berryman.

Sold for $504
Estimated at $400 - $600


 

New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, (1956). First edition. 8vo. (49) unumbered pp. Illustrated by Ben Shahn. Inscribed: "To Merle & Jules Proctor/with the best wishes of/John Berryman/Mpls/26 Jan 57" on front free endpaper. Business card of Berryman's wife Jill with a further inscription to the Proctors, laid in. Original cream, black, and red illustrated paper-covered boards, indent and a few small rust spots from paper clip that held the business card in place; original unclipped dust-jacket. A near-fine copy.

First edition of the first major work by Berryman.

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