London: Faber & Faber, 1948. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Auden on the title-page. First English edition, first printing, with "First published in mcmxlviii by Faber & Faber Limited" and no mention of a further printing on the copyright page. This was preceded by the American edition (3500 copies) in July 1947. Faber issued this first printing in the UK of 3,000 copies in September 1948 (Bloomfield & Mendelson A29b). Auden won the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for this book. Leonard Bernstein used this book for his Second Symphony, using the same title. 8vo yellow cloth. Very fine in a fine price-clipped dj.