FROM THE FIRST NINE. POEMS 1946–1976. NEW YORK: ATHENEUM, 1982
8vo (9 x 5 3/4 in.; 228 x 146 mm). Publisher's ivory buckram, spine lettered in red, upper cover in blind, top edges stained blue. Original dust-jacket; small nick at foot of spine.
First edition. Laid in is a slip of paper inscribed in red to Peter Hooten, "far far away, Peter, ever affectionately, Jimmy. March 1965 [i.e., 1985?]."
Condition as described in catalogue entry.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.