New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Near Fine / Very Good. Item #005504257
A WONDERFUL ASSOCIATION COPY. Inscribed by Besmilr to fellow poet Denise Levertov: To Denise --, "je te donne cette rose" Anotole France: Le Livre de Mon Amir / With my apologies, and with Judith Jones' (noted Knopf editor), Love (signed) besmilr brigham / Horatio, Ark. 11.27.71 (with a charming original snapshot photograph of Besmilr mounted on the inscribed page, and laid in loose is a 5 x 7" b/w photo of Besmilr holding a opossom briefly inscribed and signed); also signed on the ffep. Plus Denise Levertov's address bookplate to ffep, and twenty-two of the poems bear Denise's annotations, some short, some longer, with comments or corrections to a couple suggesting line breaks.This is Besmilr's second book. A very nice clean copy; dust jacket has a touch of shallow chipping at the top of spine and rear panel, with two 1" closed tears to the rear panel.