Venice: by the Author, 1970. First Edition. First printing. Wrappered issue. Octavo (22cm); plain card wrappers with printed dustjacket; 48pp. INSCRIBED on title page to American linguistics scholar and political activist Noam Chomsky: "For Noam Chomsky / architect of the human mind / from Peter Russell," dated Venice, 1970. Mild external wear, still Very Good or better. There was a simultaneous signed edition in boards.
Mid-career collection by this little-known but highly respected British lyric poet, who lived much of his life as an expatriate in Italy. Nicely inscribed to Russell's near-contemporary Noam Chomsky, though the circumstances of their meeting (or whether the book ever in fact resided in Chomsky's library) are unclear.