“YOU TRIP OVER A WORD WHILE CARRYING A TRAY OF VOCABULARY OUT TO THE POOL ONLY TO DISCOVER THAT BROKEN GLASS IS A GOOD TOPIC”: First Edition of Billy Collins' The Apple That Astonished Paris; Inscribed by Him

  • The Apple That Astonished Paris.

The Apple That Astonished Paris.

$1,500.00

Item Number: 12017

Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1988.

First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed and dated in 1997 by Billy Collins on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. The hardcover edition is uncommon.

In 1988 the University of Arkansas Press published Billy Collins’s The Apple That Astonished Paris, his "first real book of poems," as Collins describes it in a new, delightful preface written expressly for this new printing to help celebrate both the Press’s twenty-fifth anniversary and this book, one of the Press’s all-time best sellers. This collection includes some of Collins’s most anthologized poems, including "Introduction to Poetry," "Another Reason Why I Don’t Keep a Gun in the House," and "Advice to Writers."

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