Shaker Light. Robert Peters.

Shaker Light

Milwaukee, WI: Pentagram Press, 1975. Limited First Edition. Single Sheet. Inscribed & signed by Robert Peters to James Perrizo. A broadside (11"x17") with 10 short poems by Robert Peters on verso; & a drawing by Harley Elliot, along with colophon & other information of publisher on front side. Peters (1924-2014), the acclaimed & prolific poet, critic & educator, would later publish most of these poems along with many others in a collection with the same title in 1987. As noted, "350 copies of this broadside have been printed...26 have been lettered & signed by the poet & publisher & are not for sale..." Although this is not among the 26 officially signed lettered copies, Peters has inscribed & signed it in a blank area between the two parts of Elliot's drawing: "For Jim/with affection/(signed) Robert P/20 May '86/(small drawing of flower). "Jim" is James Perrizo (1944-2006), a noted Beat collector & scholar who at one time was the assistant to Edie Parker, Jack Kerouac's former wife; & who maintained a long friendship & correspondence with Peters. A rare Peters collectible with significant association. In very fine condition with one horizontal crease across middle where originally folded in half; a few very faint creases & waves on surface & at edges. Currently mounted on stiff board, in protective shrinkwrap. Will be shipped carefully rolled in a tube. Very Fine. [Item #2309]

Price: $45.00