Of, Volumes 1 & 2. Cid Corman.

Of, Volumes 1 & 2

ISBN: 0932499619
Venice, CA: The Lapis Press, 1990. First Printing. Softcovers in Slipcase. The first two volumes of a projected five-volume collection of poems by Cid Corman (1924-2004), the acclaimed & prolific poet associated with the Beat Generation & Black Mountain School; founder of the seminal poetry journal, Origin; highly influenced by the culture & literature of Japan (where he lived for much of his life) as in this set. A sumptuous production, two softcover original volumes with cloth spines & sewn bindings, illustrated thick-stock front & back covers, in black cloth slipcase. As noted on copyright/colophon page: "Book design by Les Ferriss, Sam Francis, and Jack W. Stauffacher (Greenwood Press). Digital composition in Baskerville by Wilstead & Taylor Publishing Services, Oakland, California. Printed and bound by Nissha Printing, Kyoto, Japan." A limited-edition third volume was published in 1998, & volumes four & five appear to have been published this year (2015) as a single book. This is the foundational first release of the series, an especially elegant exemplar of bookmaking craftsmanship & among the most significant rarities in the Corman canon. In very fine condition with only very slight rubbing to front, back covers; very light scuffing to black cloth spines; small, faint creases & bumps at upper right corner of front cover & upper left corner of back cover of Vol. 1; tiny bump at lower left corner of back cover of same. Interiors of both volumes very fine, virtually mint except for short, faint waving of upper corners of page leaves through covers of vol. 1. Slipcase very fine with only mild scuffing of black cloth at all surfaces; one tiny gauge with loss of cloth at upper right back corner. Very Fine. [Item #2367]

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