Poetry at the Edge; Five Contemporary California Poets
Ojai, California: The Book Club of California [printed by the Classic Letterpress in Ojai, California], 2014. Campbell, Carolee. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Number 90 of 300 copies, quarto size,  pp., with a broadside signed by Kay Ryan laid in, signed by all five contributing poets. Fine. Item #18082756
The Book Club of California's 233rd publication, being a fine letterpress edition of poetry by five eminent contemporary poets, each of whom call California home. More than Californians, "they are poets of the world...each has charted a disparate course, mapping the terrain through which they travel their separate landscapes with a streamlined diction" (N.B., from Introduction).
With two photographs by Carolee Campbell reproduced in colour; loosely laid in is a broadside with a poem by Kay Ryan, "Hermits", not found in the book, signed by her.
___DESCRIPTION: Original quarter linen and boards covered in indigo sheet of pure Belgian flax, title stamped in black on backstrip, fore-edge uncut, two colour photo reproductions (digitally printed); Zerkall Frankfurt paper, Walbaum typeface, thin quarto size (10 5/8" by 5 3/4"), [1-6] 7-49 [50-53 acknowledgments and colophon] pp., signed by all five contributing poets undeneath their printed name at the beginning of each section. With a broadside signed by Kay Ryan laid in, the poem different than those in the book, printed on tan paper with the title in brown, measuring just over 10" by 5.25".
___CONDITION: A fine copy; the covers clean, the corners straight and unrubbed, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, and free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, like new. The broadside also fine, clean and without wear.
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