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TROBAR. Numbers 1 through 5. (A complete run of the 5 issues of this literary periodical edited by Robert Kelly with Joan Kelly and George Economu).
Brooklyn, NY, 1960 through 1964. [1960]., [1960].. Very good. - Five issues comprised of four octavo sized volumes and one small quarto sized volume. Each issues is bound in stapled wrappers. The covers of each are slightly soiled and rubbed with minor creasing to the edges. 28 pages & [1] leaf; 28 pages; 32 pages; 44 pages; and 44 pages, respectively. The first issue, bound in black & white pictorial wraps and printed on white and tan paper is illustrated with a section of 4 plates illustrating "four drawings" by "amy mendelson". That issue is printed by "Orion Press & Publishing Co." with the firm's device illustrating the last leaf. The text block of this first issue is intact although detached from the covers and the left edges of the pages are stained by rust from the staples. Issues two through five are in very good condition with only minor creases internally. As issued and usually found, 4 lines of the Theodore Enslin poem in Trobar 5 have been blacked out with a marker.

A complete run of 5 issues of this literary periodical edited by Robert Kelly with Joan Kelly and George Economu.

"Trobar" is the Provencal counterpart of the French "trouver" (to find). It is the root of "troubadour", the poet who expresses himself through song.

This periodical which gave birth to the "deep image movement" includes contributions by Robert Duncan, David Antin, Robert Creeley, Robert Kelly, Louis Zukofsky, Gary Snyder, Anselm Hollo, Ed Dorn, Jackson Mac Low, Paul Blackburn, Diane Wakoski, Clayton Eshelman, LeRoi Jones, Philip Lamantia, among others.

Robert Kelly's "Notes on the Poetry of Deep Image" is first published on page 14 of the second issue of this periodical. The theme is taken up again by Jerome Rothenberg in the third issue with an essay entitled "Why Deep Image?"
      [Bookseller: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.]

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