Nanao Knows. Gary Snyder.

Nanao Knows

San Francisco, CA: Four Seasons Foundation, 1964. Limited First Edition. Single Sheet. Signed by Gary Snyder. A broadside (9&3/4"x12&1/2") with the title poem by Gary Snyder, among the primary poets of the Beat Generation & beyond. One of 300 copies printed for & sold on the occasion of the "Free Way Reading" at the Longshoreman's Hall in San Francisco on June 12, 1964, per John Sherlock's Bibliography of Works By and About Gary Snyder (Second Edition, Revised and Expanded, 2010). "Nanao" in the title refers to Japanese poet Nanao Sakaki. This historic reading also featured Philip Whalen & Lew Welch, with a similarly limited broadside by each to commemorate the event. Snyder has hand-signed his name below the poem after the date of "25.III.64." The text of the poem & this date are printed facsimile of the poet's hand-calligraphy. Among the rarest, most significant Snyder collectibles. In very fine condition, virtually mint on coarse-textured handmade paper. Currently mounted on stiff board, in protective shrinkwrap. Will be shipped carefully rolled in a tube. Very Fine. [Item #2341]

Price: $250.00

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