Only In The Sun. The Selected Poetry of William Wantling 1964-1974. Volume One
London, England: Tangerine Press, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover in Slipcase. William Wantling (1933-1974), ex-Marine, ex-convict & Outlaw Poet, was a writer whose work reflected a Beat sensibility. Only In The Sun is one of 26 lettered copies. Red cloth stamped in black ink, handbound by Michael Curran. One of 8 lettered copies in handbound red cloth slipcase. This is Copy "N". All lettered copies spelling out the poet's surname were issued in slipcase. Includes a tipped-in broadside of a previously unpublished Wantling letter. Also accompanying this copy is a hand-printed handmade 100% cotton rag envelope containing a mini broadside of Wantling's poem Things, a mini broadside of a haiku by Wantling, a broadside of Wantling's poem, Sometimes When I Get Paranoid, a broadside of a previously unpublished Wantling letter and a hand-sewn booklet of a poem by Wantling's widow, Ruthie Wantling, titled Roses. All broadsides and envelope are lettered "N". A magnificent production, in its rarest version.
One of 8 lettered copies in slipcase. As New. [Item #1363]