CBA copy 1. Number 7 in an Edition of 40, signed by the author. Pamphlet bound chapbook with off-white wrappers; tipped in title/author information on front cover; buff endpapers. Book is printed on double leaves and presents original poetry by Howe. "Poems From the Life of Mary was printed on the occasion of the 2003 Center for Book Arts Poetry Chapbook Competition, for which Marie Howe was a judge...The text was set in Garamond and printed letterpress on Magnani Velata paper by Nancy Loeber. The book was bound in French Paper Company covers with the assistance of interns at the Center for Book Arts. The edition is limited to one hundred signed and numbered copies..."--Colophon.