Place Published: Toronto
Publisher: Hawkshead Press
Date Published: 1961
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft Cover
First Edition.  pp. in white illustrated card covers, wire-stitched. A very good copy but the third leaf is not original and is a cream-coloured facsimile. Signed by Atwood on a card affixed to the verso of the front cover.
Author’s first book. A collection of seven poems published when Atwood was only 19 years old. According to Atwood, the edition size was only 220 copies. Issued by John Robert Colombo's Hawkshead Press as Book One, Market Book Series. One of the great rarities of contemporary Can Lit.
• an ALS to Miss Atwood from E.W. Hamilton, 23 December ?, thanking her for her “kind remembrance and future wishes” and saying that his letter is being sent to Duxbury (Mass.) “as I have no other address”;
• issue of Toronto Life (August 1989) with Atwood’s “The Age of Lead”, pp. F36, F39, F50-1, front cover signed by Atwood and fellow writer, Timothy Findley;
• 2 b&w photos,
- Atwood seated with other people, the Houston Post (Audrie Ueckert), 8 November 1983, and
- Atwood wearing a scarf and a leather jacket, 7 March 1986 (and other later dates), verso has a newspaper review by Bob McKelvey of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
Collection on consignment with LDRB.
Very Good. Item #8653