HOUSEBOAT DAYS, by John Ashbery - 1977 [Signed 1st Ed]


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Houseboat Days: Poems

by John Ashbery

FIRST EDITION, SIGNED by the author. New York: The Viking Press, 1977.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition with VERY GOOD+ DJ.

  • ISBN: 0670380350
  • Volume is overall in Very Good+ condition displaying minimal wear.
  • Quarter-bound in fuschia cloth. 
  • Boards are in gray paper and show some minor fading along edges.
  • Back board has some barely perceptible white staining on two areas.
  • Spine features silver and black text, and exhibits minimal bumping and rubbing to ends.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Title page features signature of author under title. (See photos)
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Textblock edges display some foxing and dust along head, and are otherwise minimally toned.
  • DJ looks great behind Mylar and is backed with archival paper. 
  • DJ displays minimal overall toning, as well as minor edgewear. 
  • DJ is not price-clipped.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20190321

88 pages. 5.75 x 8 inches.

The winner of every major American Award for his poems, John Ashbery (1927-2017) was born in Rochester, NJ. His first ambition was to become a painter, but he went on to be one of the most appreciated American poets of his time, with a vocabulary that has been called the largest and most diverse among his countrymen.

SIGNED FIRST EDITION. DJ includes some biographical information.

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