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Title: The Shield of Achilles
Description: London, Faber & Faber. 1955, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. The poem is the title work of The Shield of Achilles, a collection of poems in three parts, containing Auden's poems written from around 1951 through 1954. It begins with the sequence "Bucolics", then miscellaneous poems under the heading "In Sunshine and In Shade", then the sequence Horae Canonicae. It won the US National Poetry Award for 1956. CONDITION Purple cloth with gilt title (slight faded strip at spine ends) 80 pages. Copy is very bright and crisp. DJ paper is a bit brittle with splits at spine and light wear at tips , chip top front. Near Fine/Good.

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Price: US$ 22.00 Seller: Ariel Books
- Book number: 15796

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