Boston: Beacon Press,  and (2005). First editions thus. Hardcovers. Octavos. xii, 255 pages and [xii], 178 pages. Volume one is near fine in a near fine dust jacket. It has a hint of fading to spine extremities, a few tiny extremity bumps, and a shallow wrinkle to top edge of dust jacket rear panel. Volume two is very good in a very good dust jacket. There is a hint of a dampstain to the lower fore corner of first several leaves and a few tiny extremity bumps, else fine. Its dust jacket has the usual fading to the spine and a few shallow edge wrinkles. Bookstore "autographed" sticker at lower fore corner and publisher's "new poems" sticker near top fore corner of front panel. Prices unclipped on both dust jackets. Overall a very nice set.
Fantastic collection of work from this master poet of the natural world and the fundamental questions of life and death. Selected by Mary Oliver herself, with volume two containing 42 new poems written between 2004 and 2005. Oliver won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.
The first volume of this pair was originally published in 1992. This one offered here is a first printing of the Beacon Press edition from 2004. The second volume was first published by Beacon Press in 2005, and the one offered here is a first printing. This second volume is signed by Mary Oliver.