First Edition of Harold Bloom's Shelley's Mythmaking; Inscribed by Him
Item Number: 5721
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1959.
First edition of Bloom’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated by Harold Bloom on the half-title page. Light rubbing to the bottom cloth, near fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the spine crown and overall light wear. Uncommon in the original dust jacket.
Harold Bloom is the author of more than thirty books include The Best Poems of the English Language, The Art of Reading Poetry, and The Book of J. He is a MacArthur Prize Fellow, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees, including the Academy's Gold Medal for Belles Lettres and Criticism, the International Prize of Catalonia, and the Alfonso Reyes Prize of Mexico.