8vo, pp. 63; black cloth, stamped in gilt on spine; a fine copy in a mildly worn, faded dust-jacket, with chips to spine ends.
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Selected Poems … With translations from the German by Michael Hamburger and Christopher Middleton.
First US edition, with the original German on facing pages, of poems originally appearing in Die Vorzüge der Windhühner (1956) and Gleisdreieck (1960).
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