[Item #2423] Broadside/Prospectus for "The Wandering Tattler" Diane Wakoski.

Broadside/Prospectus for "The Wandering Tattler"

Mt. Horeb, WI: The Perishable Press, 1974. First Printing. Single Sheet. Signed by Diane Wakoski. A broadside-prospectus (6&1/2"x13&1/4") announcing the publication of the title volume of "six poems/one fable...with eleven illustrations by Ellen Lanyon" by Diane Wakoski, the venerable, prolific poet who has long resided in Michigan. With illustration of a camel being ridden on & with birds & a snake, presumably by Lanyon. The book promoted here is a limited edition of 130 copies published by Walter Hamady's legendary Perishable Press in 1974- "Easily, this is the most sumptuous book so far issued from this press,,," according to this prospectus, which explains many details of its painstaking production. The Press also produced this item, exquisite in itself. In the lower margin, Wakoski has hand-signed her name with her characteristic vertical series of illustrations & dots. A lovely piece of Wakoski ephemera, & a most desirable rarity within a rarity. In very fine condition with only several very faint horizontal creases (not, we believe, from folding) across surface; mild creasing at lower left edge & esp. upper right corner. Mounted on stiff board, in protective shrinkwrap. Very Fine. [Item #2423]

Price: $75.00

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