To a Scholar in the Stacks
Price: 2,500.00 USD
[Washington, DC?]: Howard Nemerov, 1989. Oblong quarto. Eight leaves hand-lettered rectos only. Japanese-style string bound in marbled paper and stiff paper self-wrappers with applied hand-lettered label which is in moderately worn, fine in custom folded card case. A unique and beautifully calligraphically lettered poem that originally appeared in *The Blue Swallows*. This volume was presented to a library as an anniversary present from the then poet laureate of the United States, and Signed on the colophon page by Nemerov. The calligrapher is not identified. Whether this was issued by the office of the Poet Laureate, or through Nemerov's own initiative is unclear. Fine.