FIVE/I/'77
FIVE/I/'77
FIVE/I/'77
FIVE/I/'77
FIVE/I/'77

FIVE/I/'77

Oakland, CA: Archer Press, 1977. Limited Edition. Loose Sheets in Paper Folio. Signed by Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman & Philip Whalen "Five poems: Written out by the poets for lithography, and hand printed in two limited editions: A public edition of 50, and a poets' edition of 25. This folio is number XI/XXV. Charles Gill and John Doane were the printers, at Archer Press Oakland California 1977" as printed on the front of the folio, also as written out, & with the roman numeral limitation hand-written in pencil. Five large broadsides, 23"h x 17&1/2"w, each with a poem by a giant of the Beat Generation: "Clone 3.01" by Gregory Corso; "The Rune" by Allen Ginsberg; "Politics Starts with the Barrel of a Gun" by Michael McClure; "The Tundra & the Waves" by Anne Waldman; & "For Clark Coolidge" by Philip Whalen. Each broadside is hand-signed in pencil by the poet. As noted, from a total of 75 sets printed, this is from the more limited sub-set of 25 poets' editions, No. 11/25. There is also an important association to this item, it was purchased when first published & owned until now by Wesley B. Tanner, a printer himself who has published many fine, limited-edition books by some of the most important poets of our time, including Michael McClure & Anne Waldman, who are featured, & are the last survivors as of this writing, in this collection. A most exquisite production, in its rarest form & with significant provenance. Complete with protective tissues separating every broadside within the folio as issued, in very fine condition with only a vertical stain on the first tissue not effecting the broadside beneath, another small stain on inside of lower folio flap, very mild creases at spine of folio, tiny bump at lower right corner of folio, very small rubbings & creases to off-white front & back covers of folios. All of the broadsides themselves are in very fine condition, on rough-edged handmade thick Rives paper. Very Fine. [Item #1788]

Price: $1,000.00