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Original Child Bomb
(n.p.), (New Directions), (1962). One of 8000 copies in wrappers of Merton's meditation on the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Inscribed by Merton: "For Doris/ from Tom." Doris Dana and Merton met in 1966, having been introduced by Dana's godfather, Jacques Maritain. Dana visited Merton at the Gethsemani monastery twice in 1967, and the two maintained a correspondence until Merton died in December, 1968. Foxing to covers, and a creased bump to the spine crown; very good in wrappers. Mailing label from the Abbey of Gethsemani, made out to Dana in Merton's hand is included. There was a signed limited edition of this title done -- 500 copies -- which is uncommon now; signed copies of the trade edition are considerably scarcer, especially with a good association as this one has. [#035855] $1,500

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