Leeson Park and Belsize Square: Poems 1970-1975. Peter Straub.
Leeson Park and Belsize Square: Poems 1970-1975

Leeson Park and Belsize Square: Poems 1970-1975

ISBN: 0934438919
San Francisco, CA & Columbia, PA: Underwood-Miller, 1983. First Limited Trade Edition. "The book title...does not denote an intersection, but rather they are two addresses, in Dublin and London, where Mr. Straub lived and wrote fiction and poetry." (from rear flap) A volume of poetry by Peter Straub, the acclaimed novelist & poet most famous for his horror fiction, such as the best-selling Ghost Story. The mood of this collection is gothic: Evocative, heavy & soaring like the images of Salisbury & Canterbury Cathedrals & the crypt at Rochester that grace the dust jacket covers & endpapers. Among the many themes explored are the life, work & milieu of Herman Melville (in the "Ishmael" section). One of 780 trade copies in a total edition of 1000, as noted in colophon. A slim but essential collectible component in the Straub canon. Book in very fine condition, substantially mint inside & out. Unclipped dust jacket in very fine condition with only very light browning at edges & corners of front, back covers, spine & flaps including inner edges & corners of same; light creasing & very light edgewear of same. Very Fine / Very fine. [Item #3124]

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