Four Poems

New York: Eudora Press, 1976. First edition. 8vo, string bound in handmade paper wraps with printed pastedown to front panel. Illustrated with two original etchings by Nell Blaine, each of which is numbered and signed. Of an edition limited to 80 total copies, this is copy no. 8, likely one of the 10 reserved or the printer and artist noted on the colophon. This copy is additionally inscribed by Blaine on the colophon.

A remarkable posthumous presentation of poems, beautifully printed by Darrell Hyder, by the eccentric Howard Griffin, at one point W.H. Auden's secretary. Upon Griffin's death, he bequeathed his estate to Blaine, which started the chain of events that led to the discovery of the lost Auden manuscript for The Ascent of F6, as described in a reminiscence by Robert A. Wilson in a 1966 edition of the W. H. Auden Society Newsletter.

Fine. Item #28579

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