New York: A New Directions Book, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. 397pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Red cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Very good. The front board has a few very small barely perceptible stains. The cloth is slightly darkened along the joints. The rear board is subtly discolored. The edges of the covers are gently bumped and rubbed. The dust jacket is in very good condition. The spine is faded. There is a one inch closed tear in the top edge, and there are several small chips in the edges. Price-clipped. Item #21133
Includes stories, "portraits" of persons and places, philosophical essays, and aphorisms.