Item #8812 The Dispossessed. INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY., John Berryman.
The Dispossessed.

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The Dispossessed.

New York: William Sloane Associates, Inc., 1948. Hardcover in dust jacket. 8vo, blue cloth. [xii], 101 pp. Inscribed by author at ffep. CONDITION: very good, touch of wear at corners; jacket good, head of spine panel chipped, rubbed and creased at edges.

First edition, first printing of Berryman’s uncommon second book. Inscribed by Berryman to poet and Princeton professor Charles Bell: “Charles affectionately John” and “Princeton[,] so late as to say Merry Christmas Dec 1948.” Bell was a colleague of Berryman’s at Princeton and an influential poet/teacher. Among his students were W. S. Merwin and Galway Kinnell. The latter accompanied Bell when he left to teach at Black Mountain College.

Item #8812

Price: $2,000.00

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