Rare First Edition of the Poets Fourth Collection of Poems Questions About Angels; Inscribed by Billy Collins to Laurence and Mary Rockefeller
Questions About Angels.
Item Number: 3889
New York: William Morrow, 1991.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author to Laurence and Mary Rockefeller, "To Laurence and Mary Rockefeller with best wishes Billy Collins 1996." Laurence Rockefeller was a prominent American philanthropist, businessman, financier, and major conservationist and member of the Rockefeller Family. Mary, too, was from a prominent family the Billings. The Rockefellers turned over their land in Woodstock to form Vermont’s only National Park, The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.
Over the past decade, Billy Collins has emerged as the most beloved American poet since Robert Frost, garnering critical acclaim and broad popular appeal. Annie Proulx admits, "I have never before felt possessive about a poet, but I am fiercely glad that Billy Collins is ours."