For The Time Being.
New York: Random House, 1944. 8vo, 132 pp. Original blue boards with white cloth backstrip lettered in gilt. Original printed dustjacket faded and somewhat wormed at the folds. First edition, first printing, preceding the UK first edition. As noted by the publisher on the copyright page this was published during the war in accordance with the Government's guidelines on the conservation of materials. It contains two of Auden's longer works "The Sea and the Mirror: A Commentary on Shakespeare's The Tempest" and "For The Time Being; A Christmas Oratorio".
(Item Id: 110416)