8vo, pp. 65, ; a very good copy in the original black cloth gilt, with the original cellophane wrapper, printed flaps, short tear to front panel, chip to rear.
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First edition of Celan’s second collection of poems. Dedicated to his wife Gisèle, it is Celan’s first book to arise wholly from Paris.
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