London: Faber, (1959).
First edition. A bit of foxing on the endpapers, near fine in a price-clipped very good or better dustwrapper. The author's first book, an essay on poetic and philosophical criticism. This copy is from the library of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Peter Taylor and his wife, the National Book Award-nominated poet Eleanor Ross Taylor, Inscribed to them by literary critic E. D. Hirsch and his wife Polly.