Item #CNBR204 Petit Mal. Andrew Hoyem.
Petit Mal

Petit Mal

n.p. 1973. No binding. Illustrated broadside, printed in black ink, signed by Andrew Hoyem. Near fine. Item #CNBR204

A short prose poem about a man losing his hat in a sudden flurry, which can be read on so many levels; the simple tale of a man losing his hat during a windstorm; or "how badly the Hat needs a head to fill up its emptiness and restore its purpose in life"; or two halves each yearning for the other; or, a hat that "find[s] itself a crown". With a delightful illustration of a man jumping to catch - or flying? - his hat which seems destined to remain forever out of reach.

From an unknown limitation, printed before Hoyem founded his Arion Press. Quite uncommon, and not listed in the Grabhorn-Hoyem Bibliography.

___DESCRIPTION: Illustrated and letterpress printed on fine laid cream paper, both the printing and illustration in black, with the signature of Andrew Hoyem beneath his printed name, and the hand-written date of "June 1973"; bottom edge deckled, measuring almost 15" by 7".

___CONDITION: Could be deemed fine: clean and bright, free of wear or soiling, with a few extremely shallow unintended creases in the margins.

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Price: $200.00

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