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BERRIGAN, Ted
THE SONNETS
Lorenz & Ellen Gude, 1964. First edition. Wraps. Side-stapled 4to. Cover by Joe Brainard, offset duplicated; remainder mimeographed. Very good with the usual toning, mild edgewear. Faint penned notation to top edge of front cover. Final leaf (colophon) loose. Lacking rear cover and terminal blank (as in many copies; we suspect many were issued this way). [66] leaves mimeographed rectos only. SIGNED by Berrigan to title page. Very Good. Edited by Ron Padgett (who also typed the stencils), this remains the definitive statement of the Second Generation of the New York School as well as Berrigan's most influential, popular, and lasting work - a measure of which can be seen in the fact that it is the only major American collection of the last fifty years to go through four separate editions, each at different publishers. From an edition of "300 plus an unspecified number of unnumbered copies" (Fischer p. 24), this is from the unnumbered series, estimated (by Berrigan himself; again see Fischer) to be about 100. Decidedly uncommon signed; this is the first we've handled. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: write-field (typepunchmatrix) [Silver Spring, Maryland, United States]
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