The Collected Earlier Poems of William Carlos Williams. A receipt from Books at Gayles, in Davis, dated 28 AUG 77. The book cost me $12.95, plus 90 cents in tax. This would have been four days after my 17th birthday. Not a cheap book for that date. I remember that I had to special-order this book, and that when they called me the woman said "a book ABOUT William Carlos Williams."