Title: Directives of Autumn. First Edition, Paperback.
Publisher:  McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1984, ISBN:0771037090
Seller ID: 108463
GUSTAFSON, Ralph. Directives of Autumn. (Toronto): McClelland and Stewart, (1984). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (12),13-99,(5). 8vo, decorated black and white card covers with black lettering to spine, white lettered maroon title block to front cover. Ralph Barker Gustafson (b. August 16, 1909, Lime Ridge, Quebec - d. May 29, 1995, North Hatley, Quebec), Canadian poet, anthologist, and university professor. "'Directives of Autumn' is a collection of new poems, a testament to Gustafson's enduring talent, his continuing development as a poet of stature. Freshly inspired, these are poems of abundance and frustration, which resonate with Gustafson's delicate lyricism. Their often meditative quality, born of a mature wisdom, make them poems that enlighten." - from the rear cover. Name inked to half-title, four characters inked inside rear cover, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 12.50