New York: Hill and Wang, (1969).
Hardcover. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by Van Doren to his former student Daniel Hoffman: "Mark Van Doren - for Dan Hoffman, mine host, and better yet, my friend 11/7/69." Hoffman served as the Consultant in Poetry of the Library of Congress (the equivalent of the United States Poet Laureate) in 1973-1974 and published several additional books of poetry and literary scholarship. Laid in is an invitation to a reception in Van Doren's honor given by The Philadelphia Art Alliance in 1969.