Petit Mal. Andrew Hoyem.
Petit Mal

Petit Mal

(n. p.): 1973. No binding. Illustrated broadside, printed in black ink, signed by Andrew Hoyem. 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. 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", in fine condition, clean and bright, free of wear or soiling. From an unknown limitation, printed before Hoyem founded his Arion Press. Quite uncommon, and not listed in the Grabhorn-Hoyem Bibliography.___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details.___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

Price: $400.00

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