Turning Thirty
(Boston), (Self-Published), [1978]. A dedication copy of this self-published collection of poems and stories. Dedicated "to my parents, to my brothers, to my friends, and to Jean," this copy is inscribed by Lightman to his parents: "Dear Mother and Dad, Turning thirty has been agony, but expressing myself has made it a little easier. There's a lot of me in this book, and it's a joy to share it with you. Love, Alan/ 10/20/78." Apparently a computer printout, rectos only, on various paper stocks, and at least one holograph correction. 56 pages; hardbound by A.M. Sulkin Company a custom and short-run bookbinder in Boston, MA. Author and title gilt-stamped on the front cover, along with his parents' names: "Dick and Jeanne." A fine copy. The original ribbon copy typescript of one additional poem, "Sonnet 4," folded and laid in. No copies listed in OCLC. [#031714] SOLD

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