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PATCHEN, Kenneth
Panels for the Walls of Heaven [Deluxe Issue]
Berkeley: Bern Porter / The Gillick Press, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Attractive copy of this artists book by Patchen, comprised of poems accompanied by numerous illustrations. Patchen has painted a sinister-looking Kokopelli-like figure on the front cover, with a hanging man and a wrecking ball dangling from one of its appendages. Rear cover contains his limitation, written by hand in various colors: "This edition is limited to 150 numbered & signed copies with covers decorated by the Author / 118 / Kenneth Patchen." According to his bibliographer, the 150 "raw copies" for the deluxe issue were Patchen's royalty, and he sold the finished "painted books" for $8.50 each. Provenance: From the collection of William "Bill" Shank was a fellow poet, printer, and like Patchen, a pacifist and conscientious objector to World War II. He was inducted into Civilian Public Service Camp No.46, in Big Flats, NY, in July 1944, and spent time in Camp Waldport (CPS Camp No.53) the following year. While there, he was instrumental in the formation of the Untide Press, which published the poetry of Patchen, Kenneth Rexroth, William Everson, Glen Coffield, Jacob Sloan, and others. MORGAN A12b. Deluxe Issue, one of 150 numbered copies with covers painted by the author, this being copy no.118. Square octavo (20.25cm); publisher's original thick raw boards illustrated by the author (with no two copies alike), with printed label mounted at upper spine; original glassine, with flaps mounted to inner boards; [ii],67,[3]pp; illus. Light wear to extremities, gentle sunning to spine, with spine lab … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
Vendeur: Lorne Bair Rare Books [United States]
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