Jun 20, 2019 - Sale 2514

Sale 2514 - Lot 78

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
FRANK O'HARA (1926-1966)

Meditations in an Emergency.

8vo, publisher's olive cloth, spine faded, scattered mild soiling; occasional marginal annotations in ink and pencil (presumably in recipient's hand), light intermittent foxing; original card slipcase, defective. New York: Grove Press, (1957).

Additional Details

first trade edition, intimate association copy, inscribed to o'hara's longtime partner joe leseuer: "Dear Joe, / Some tries / answering questions in / mountains / Love, / Frank." One of an unknown number of cloth-bound copies. There was a total edition of 90 numbered copies, of which 15 contained an original drawing by Grace Hartigan. Also issued in an edition of 900 wrappered copies.