Near Klamath
(Sacramento), (English Club of Sacramento State College), (1968). Carver's first collection of poems and his first regularly published book: he had had two offprints of individual poems printed previously. An unknown number of copies were printed, generally thought to be between 100 and 200, with the lower number more likely. Most copies had disappeared long before Carver began to gain a literary reputation in the late 1970s. Previous owner name; two small, faint stains on the front cover near the spine; else fine in stapled wrappers. One of the scarcest first books of the latter half of the 20th century: despite Carver's universally recognized literary importance, only one copy of Near Klamath has ever appeared at auction, according to the two most widely used internet auction record sites, and that was 22 years ago. [#032750] SOLD

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