Baby Breakdown. Anne Waldman.

Baby Breakdown

New York, NY & Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc. First Printing. Hardcover. "Her poems are full of life-giving energy, easy and graceful intimacy, a lovely proud dignity, and a willingness to see anything that happens through."(from poet Ted Berrigan's commentary on rear flap) An early collection of 115 poems by Anne Waldman, among the primary poets of the later/post Beat Generation & beyond. With front & back cover photographs of Waldman by the legendary artist & writer Joe Brainard; & a few facsimiles of (the poet's?) handwriting & an illustration on page 13 which we have seen also reproduced in O My Life! (1969) & probably by the noted artist George Schneeman. Stated first printing of 1970. An important collectible in the Waldman canon. Book in very fine condition, virtually mint inside & out except for a moderate tilt of the spine. Dust jacket in fine condition with only moderate rubbing & scratching to front, back covers & spine; creases & tiny chips at edges & corners esp. upper & lower spine edges. Very Fine / Fine. [Item #2298]

Price: $40.00