First edition, first printing, preceding the UK edition published later in the same year as 'New Year Letter'. Signed by the author to the title page. Original rust coloured cloth with gilt titles to front cover and spine, in dustwrapper. An attractive near fine copy with a previous owner's name to the front pastedown in a very good bright dustwrapper with shallow loss to spine tip and a couple of short closed tears to the edges. Rear panel slightly dusty. Not price-clipped.
Signed in black ink by W. H. Auden underneath his printed name on the title page and with ink corrections in the author's hand to pages 17, 23, 24, 67, 69, 84, 133, 157, 180 and 278.
Stock code: 11582