Collection of four important association copies of poetry by Margaret Atwood (plus one signed Novel), given to her friend Jerome Hamilton Buckley, influential Professor of English Literature. All four association copies in first edition and all beautifully inscribed. The Novel only signed. The collection includes: 1. The Animals in that Country (1968 / Hardcover) [Signed and with the printed dedication “For J.” and a personal inscription on the halftitle to Jerome Buckley] / 2. The Journals of Susanna Moodie (1970 / Softcover) [Signed and inscribed] / 3. You are Happy (1973 / Hardcover) [Signed and inscribed] / 4. Murder in the Dark – Short Fictions and Prose Poems (1983 / Softcover) [Signed and inscribed]. / 5. The collection also includes a signed copy of Atwood’s “The Robber Bride” (1993 / Softcover).
Toronto / New York, Oxford University Press / Harper & Row / Coach House Press / Doubleday, 1968 – 1993. Octavo. 69, 64, 96, 62, 466 pages. Original Hardcover and Softcover – publications with the rare illustrated dustjackets in protective collector’s Mylar. Very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. All inscriptions beautifully signed as Peggy or Peggy A. or in one case even Peggy Atwood.