Paterson (Books 1 - 5 complete)

(New York): New Directions, (1946, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958).

Price: $3,500.00

First editions. Five volumes. Each volume is fine in a modestly soiled, very good to near fine dustwrappers as follows: Book One has modest age-toning; Book Two has a tear on the spine, and is moderately soiled, it is also an Advance Review Copy with slip and publisher's promotional material laid in; Book Three is modestly soiled, and is price clipped; Book Four is a trifle soiled and has a modest dampstain at the crown, and bears Malcolm Cowley's ownership Signature; Book Five is an Advance Review Copy with slip and author's photo laid in. A nice, just about uniform sets of one of the great American poetry cycles. Volume Two won the National Book Award. The textured paper of the dustwrappers lends itself to soiling. Virtually all sets that one sees are so afflicted, this set virtually free of soiling, has a trace of age-toning at the extremities, and is one of the nicer sets we have seen. Connolly 100.

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Paterson (Books 1 - 5 complete). William Carlos WILLIAMS.
Paterson (Books 1 - 5 complete)

William Carlos Williams
birth name: William Carlos Williams
born: 9/17/1883
died: 3/4/1963

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American poet who succeeded in making the ordinary appear extraordinary through the clarity and discreteness of his imagery. Williams, trained as a pediatrician, devoted himself to a lifetime of poetry writing and medical practice in his hometown. In Al Que Quiere! (1917), roughly translated "To Him Who Wants It," his style is distinctly his own. Characteristic poems that express Williams' fresh, direct impression of the sensuous world are the frequently anthologized "Lighthearted William" and "By the Road to the Contagious Hospital" and "The Red Wheelbarrow," both of the latter published in Spring and All (1923). - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore

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