Kathmandu, Nepal: Starstream Editions, 1970s (1974-77). Illustrator Adrian Brooks. First Printing. 12" x 15 1/2" Broadside mounted on stiff board, in protective shrinkwrap. Signed by Ira Cohen. This is one of the Starstream Editions broadsides published by Ira Cohen (1935-2011) during his sojourn in Kathmandu during the 1970s. The legendary poet, publisher, photographer & filmmaker's career & travels spanned the Beat era & beyond. One of a series of broadsides printed on a local paper on a handpress by Nepali craftsmen, Night Song is a short, enchanting poem surrounded by a processional drawing by Adrian Brooks, & is signed below his printed name by the poet, along with a hand-written symbol. No limitation number or reference, this is certainly a first/only printing & among very few if any available. A rare & beautiful creation, in fine condition with very faint creases where it apparently had been folded into quarters, some age-spotting to edges especially upper left, and a tiny missing upper right corner that was probably how it came out as issued.
Item is currently mounted on stiff board, in protective shrink wrap, will be shipped carefully rolled in a tube. Fine. [Item #1647]