Berkeley, CA: Granary Books, 1986. Limited First Edition. Single Sheet. Signed by Thomas McGrath. "I passed you many times as I went down the cliff walk,/Little Olivetree, all stunted and stiffened, as you climbed/From the blue cove where the cold sea comes in and dies."(first stanza) A broadside (approx. 19&5/8"x12&7/8") with the title poem by Thomas McGrath (1916-1990), the great American poet whose work is regarded as a successor to Whitman's. A beautiful production designed & printed by Wesley B. Tanner, one of an edition of two hundred (un-numbered) published in September 1986 on the occasion of The 70th Year Celebration of Thomas McGrath sponsored by The Loft, Minneapolis. This copy is signed by the poet. A very significant rarity for the McGrath collector. In very fine condition, substantially mint, on coarse-textured handmade paper with irregular side & esp. lower edges as issued; one small, faint bump-crease with tiny amount of soiling at upper left corner, probably as issued.
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 #2243]