Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens, 1954, 1st, Lim Ed ,#2391 of 2500 copies, C-VG hc in G dj

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THE COLLECTED POEMS OF WALLACE STEVENS – Borzoi Books, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, U.S.A. 1954. 6.50×1.50×9.50. True First Edition, limited to 2500 numbered copies – this is number 2391. Wine cloth hardcover with silver and gilt blind-stamping to front cover and spine, and Borzoi blind-stamp bottom rear cover. Book is in Very Good Collectible condition. There is edgewear and light fraying to top/bottom of spine (see photos) else Fine. Book is clean, square and bound tight. All interior pages bright, unblemished, Fine.

Black & white photographic, price-clipped dust wrapper in Good condition, with b&w title lettering on a red field on front and back covers. Wrapper spine is sun-faded with chips to bottom/top, tears and edge wear (see photos).
According to noted literary critic and Yale professor of Humanities, Harold Bloom, Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) was “the best and most representative American poet of our time.” He was a master stylist, employing an extraordinary vocabulary and a rigorous precision in crafting his poems. Because of the extreme technical and thematic complexity of his work, Stevens was sometimes considered a difficult poet. But he was also acknowledged as an eminent abstractionist and a provocative thinker, and that reputation has continued since his death. Stevens won the Bollingen Prize in Poetry from Yale in 1949 and the National Book Award in Poetry in 1950.
Scarce, Limited Edition First Edition, number 2391 of 2500 collectible copies.

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Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 6.50 × 150 × 9.50 in

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