First Pantheon Books edition. Fine in the fine translucent dust jacket. Signed on the title page by American poet and Nobel Prize and National Book Award winner, Richard Wilbur. Rare thus. A wonderful new edition of Wilbur's famous classic Beastiary that was originally published in 1955. Illustrated with more than 50 whimsical, black and white drawings by Calder in his typical style, along with excerpts from classic works of literature, poetry, essays, novels, plays and stories to accompany them. Fine in publisher's original blue cloth, stamped in silver and original translucent, acetate dust-jacket. 4t0. 74,  pp. A truly lovely copy.