AUDEN, W.H. A Certain World. A Commonplace Book. London: Faber and Faber, 1971.
8vo. Original red cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt; wrapper (£3.00 net); pp. viii, 452; wrapper just a little darkened on spine with the odd nick, but has retained much of its brightness, with the upper panel a vibrant red and blue; the spine a touch pushed at head and foot; but internally fresh, and otherwise near-fine.
First UK edition.
Auden called A Certain World: "a sort of autobiography", in which he has selected and commented upon 173 passages of literature which have had the biggest influence on his life.