FIRST EDITION. Slim 8vo. Black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Faint spotting to ffep, else, clean and tight. Poetry Book Society Bulletin (No. 54, September 1967) laid in: Touch was the Society’s Autumn Choice for 1967. In the original typographic dust jacket: spine gently sunned, head of spine a little chipped, creasing and short closed tear to top edge, foxed. A very good copy.
In ‘Thom Gunn Writes...’ Gunn thanks the Poetry Society for selecting Touch for its Autumn Choice, but expresses his ambivalence about the collection: “I find the book difficult to speak about. I sent it off confidently, but by the time I got the proofs a certain revulsion had set in...” (PBSB).
Author GUNN, Thom
Publisher London: Faber and Faber
Condition Very good/ very good