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Bishop, Elizabeth (1911-1979) The Complete Poems, Signed Presentation Copy to Alice Methfessel.

Auction:
3012T
Lot:
1157
Sold for:
$1,968$1,600

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3012T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2017 12:00PM

Description:

Bishop, Elizabeth (1911-1979) The Complete Poems, Signed Presentation Copy to Alice Methfessel. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, [1969]. Octavo, in publisher's blue cloth and unclipped dust jacket, with quotes from Robert Lowell and Randall Jarrell on the back, corrections in Bishop's hand in three places in the text (in addition to the inscription), 8 1/2 x 6 in.
Bishop presented this copy of her Complete Poems to Methfessel, then the twenty-seven-year-old house secretary of Kirkland House at Harvard, where Bishop was teaching. The inscription reads, "For Alice Methfessel, with lots of love, (& then some more) (1972), Elizabeth Bishop / December, 1970 (Kirkland House; Chauncy Street)." http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/elizabeth-bishop-and-alice-methfessel-one-art
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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Keywords

Alice Methfessel, Elizabeth Bishop, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Guggenheim Fellows, Literature, Poetry, Randall Jarrell, Robert Lowell

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