New York, NY: Portents, 1969. First Printing. Single Sheet. Issued as Portents 13 by Ann Charters (author of the first major biography of Jack Kerouac), this 6"x15" broadside is a prospectus for a special Herman Melville-related box of which only 25 were produced. "This Melville box attempts to give a sense of Melville's presence in the Berkshires by offering a construct of objects, some contemporary to Melville, others from our own time."(first sentence of this prospectus). A very interesting & rare item in itself, in very fine condition: Very light waves at & just below upper-right edge, tiny crease-bump at lower left corner, otherwise virtually mint.
Item is currently mounted on stiff board, in protective shrink wrap, will be shipped carefully rolled in a tube. This item cannot be sent by Media Mail, so extra shipping/handling charges are required. Very Fine. [Item #1979]