First Edition of Mary Oliver's Twelve Poems; Inscribed by Her in the Year of Publication

  • Twelve Moons.

Twelve Moons.

Item Number: 85561

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1979.

First edition of Mary Oliver’s fourth book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication, “June 22, 1979 Love to Ray and Nicky from Mary. Provincetown.” The recipients were close friends of the author in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Char Lappan. Photograph by Molly Malone Cook.

In her fourth volume of poetry, Twelve Moons, Pulitzer Prize-winning Mary Oliver continues to explore the alluring, yet well-nigh inaccessible kingdoms of nature and human relationships, and man's profound, persistent desire for a joyous union with them. these vibrant, magical poems pulse with an aching awareness of nature's unaffected beauty. Her absorbing intimate vision leads us into the natural and human kingdoms we only fleetingly grasp.