First Edition. Association Copy, inscribed and signed by Cowley to fellow author Edward Dahlberg at front free endpaper. Minor notations in pencil to four pages are presumably in Dahlberg's hand, twice comparing passages to Eliot. Cowley's first commercially produced book. "Here is verse that reflects the almost sterile beauty of the Pennsylvania countryside; poems of passion; poems of the city and of the sea". Near Fine but for some wear to spine ends, in Very Good dustjacket, some edge nicks, top spine end with shallow chips.