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A" - 14.

by ZUKOFSKY, Louis

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London: Turret Books,, 1967. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to rounded spine in gilt, pale blue endpapers. With dust jacket. Minor rubbing to spine ends and tips; a near-fine copy in the jacket with nicks to head of lightly browned spine and faint soiling to rear panel. First edition, signed limited issue, letter "T" of 25 lettered copies. Presentation copy, additionally inscribed by the author below the "T", "for Tom, as ever, L. Z.'s. August 26 1967". The recipient was Tom Maschler, Zukofsky's usual UK publisher, with his Quentin Blake designed bookplate on the front pastedown. Maschler joined Jonathan Cape, who published four of Zukofsky's works, as editorial director, aged 26, in 1960, and became managing director in 1966. He soon became a leading literary force and was crucial in the creation of the Booker Prize in 1969. Zukofsky began his epic poem "A" in 1927; the completed work, a total of 826 pages long, was published in 1978. This segment of the poem, "A" - 14, was first published in Volume 107 of the literary magazine Poetry, issued in Chicago by the Modern Poetry Association. A further 250 signed and numbered copies of this edition were also released.


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A" - 14.
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London: Turret Books,
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Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.


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