THE COLLECTED WORKS OF BILLY THE KID. Left Handed Poems.…

THE COLLECTED WORKS OF BILLY THE KID. Left Handed Poems. (inscribed) by Ondaatje, Michael

THE COLLECTED WORKS OF BILLY THE KID. Left Handed Poems. (inscribed)

Edition: First printing

Octavo, black boards, spine gilt lettered. pp (110), (2). Fine copy. Dust jacket has a two inch internally repaired tear to upper inner corner of front panel and a half inch tear to top edge; one inch and half inch tears to rear panel; nicks and rubbing to spine ends; rubbing to flap folds and edges; in all, Good+, but unusually, the red spine lettering is not faded. This is the second issue of the jacket, with "Winner of the / Governor-General's Award" in gilt within a frame to upper outer corner of front panel. Additionally, just beneath is a gilt sticker for Canada Basic Books. With later inscription by the author on title page in his minimalist scrawl "To___, with best, M. Ondaatje" The inscribee was an important book collector. His first book to win the Governor-General's Award, the hardcover issue is easily his RAREST TRADE BOOK. An informed guess of the number of hard covers done would be 250 or so, with a goodly number of those going to public libraries.

Condition: Binding: Hardcover
Book ID: 50113
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