First Edition of John Ashbery’s Pulitizer Prize-Winning Work; Warmly Inscribed by Him to Close Friend Virgil Thomson

  • Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror.

Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror.

Item Number: 3844

New York: The Viking Press, 1975.

First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, "For Virgil love, John Ashbery October 9, 1975." The recipient was Virgil Thomson, art and composer critic and close friend of John Ashbery. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

"He is one of the most vital, revelatory, and original poets we have. His vigilance is a blessing upon poetry, a wake-up call to all slumbering aesthetics" (Greg Harris, American Book Review).