The Deserted Altar: The Newdigate Prize Poem, 1956

Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1956.

Price: $600.00

Softcover. First edition. Stiff, stapled wrappers. Cover illustration by Dario Cecchi. Foxing to wrappers, and slightly in the text, else near fine. Poem by an American-born, Kenyon, Harvard, and Oxford-educated poet. This copy Inscribed by the author: "Coco Devotedly Ever, David. Oxford. June 20, 1956." As near as one could come to a dedication copy of this poem, which bears no printed dedication. When published in America, as the title poem of the author's first mainstream publication, *The Deserted Altar and Other Poems*, the books printed dedication read "These poems are for Coco."

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The Deserted Altar: The Newdigate Prize Poem, 1956. David Louis POSNER.