Correspondence

Correspondence

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Thirty Housman Letters To Witter Bynner, Haber, Tom Burns
1 Haber, Tom Burns Thirty Housman Letters To Witter Bynner
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1957 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light edge wear and rubbing. The bottom corners of the book cover have edge war and bits of paper loss. The text pages are clean and bright. This edition is limited to 700 copies "600 of which are for the friends of Blanche and Alfred Knopf, Christmas 1957." "Bynner served as president of the Poetry Society of America from 1921 to 1923. To encourage young poets, he created the Witter Bynner Prize for Undergraduate Excellence in Poetry, administered by the Poetry Society in cooperation with Palms poetry magazine, of which he was associate editor. Two recipients of the award were Countee Cullen in 1925 and Langston Hughes in 1926. On January 18, 1965, Bynner had a severe stroke. He never recovered, and required constant care until he died on June 1, 1968. Hunt and Bynner's ashes are buried beneath the carved stone weeping dog at the house where he lived on Atalaya Hill in Santa Fe, now used as the president's home for St. John's College." 
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