The New American Poetry. 1945-1960

ALLEN, Donald M. (editor). The New American Poetry. 1945-1960.

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ALLEN, Donald M. (editor). The New American Poetry. 1945-1960. New York: Grove Press Inc., [and] London: Evergreen Books Ltd., 1960.

8vo. Publisher's black cloth, spine and upper board lettered in gilt; in the original illustrated dust wrapper (not price-clipped); top edge black; mustard endpapers; pp. xxiv, 454; author's signature to title; with a loosely inserted two-page mimeographed contract, signed by Allen Ginsberg~i~, dated 1958; slight toning to dust wrapper, with light chipping along top and lower edges; internally bright and clean, fine in the very good wrapper.
First edition, signed.~b~ Includes a two-page mimeographed contract, dated September 24, 1958, between Allen Ginsberg and editor Donald M. Allen regarding Ginsberg's contributions to this anthology. The contract, signed by both Ginsberg and Allen, details the royalty terms and Allen's broadly outlined objectives for the collection. Poems included in the anthology by a variety of poets such as Charles Olson, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Frank O'Hara, and John Ashbery.