[Boston]: [Published by Anne & David Bromer] Designed & Printed by R. Bigus - M. Carey, July 1980. Limited Edition. No binding. No. 11 of 100 copies on paper, signed by William Everson. Near fine. Item #20010602
A beautiful broadside poem by William Everson (1912-1994), also known as Brother Antoninus, a name he adopted during his sixteen years serving as a Dominican monk.
Everson pre-dates the Beats, but was a recognized member of Kenneth Rexroth's circle; he was praised by Rexroth throughout his career and is considered an essential contributor to the San Francisco literary Renaissance that would become the Beat movement - he would later be known as the Beat-friar. This broadside was made while he was the poet-in-residence at UC Santa Cruz, during a time when he was doing a great deal of small press work.
___DESCRIPTION: Broadside printed on hand-made paper with the watermark of St Veronica (used by Barcham Green & Co. Ltd., Hayle Mill, Kent), two illuminated and hand-colored initials, with a hand-illuminated maple leaf border, 45 lines of text, 18" by 13 7/8", signed to the recto by Everson, limited edition, number 11 of 100 numbered copies (there were also 26 lettered copies printed on vellum).
___CONDITION: Fine overall, clean, the colours bright and unrubbed, totally free of edgewear and soiling; a few light creases at the top margin, else a fine copy.
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