First Edition of Questions About Angels; Inscribed by Billy Collins to Laurence and Mary Rockefeller
Questions About Angels: Poems.
Item Number: 3889
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1991.
First edition of Collins’ fourth collection of published poems. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Laurence and Mary Rockefeller with best wishes Billy Collins 1996.” The recipients, Laurence Rockefeller were prominent an American philanthropist, financier, and major conservationist and member of the Rockefeller Family. Mary, too, was from a prominent Billings Family. The Rockefellers turned over their land in Woodstock to form Vermont’s only National Park, The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Antonina Krass.
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."