Many Happy Returns. Ted Berrigan.
Many Happy Returns
Many Happy Returns

Many Happy Returns

New York, NY: Corinth Books, 1969. Second printing. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by Ted Berrigan to Anne & Ken Mikolowski. A volume of poems by the great New York School/post-Beat poet Ted Berrigan (1934-1983). With front cover illustration by legendary artist-poet Joe Brainard (1942-1994), also part of the NYC poetry & art scene along with Berrigan, Anne Waldman et al. during this period. Stated second printing, issued the same year as the first printing (1969). This is a very special copy, hand-inscribed & signed by the poet on the first blank endpaper: "Love to Anne/&/Ken/Detroit 1972- Oct./(signed) Ted Berrigan." "Anne & Ken" are Anne & Ken Mikolowski. During this period, poet-printer-academic Ken & his late wife, artist & co-publisher Anne, were the proprietors of the Alternative Press in Detroit; their colleague-acquaintance Berrigan (whose works the Mikolowskis published along with many other distinguished poets) must have visited them at the Press & provided this inscription with signature there. A collectible Berrigan-Brainard rarity with very significant association & provenance. In fine condition with only mild rubbing to front, back covers & spine; one fairly short, faint crease at lower right corner of front cover; some significant wear at spine edges; much less so at other cover edges; tiny bumps at all corners of same; moderate rubbing, soiling, spotting & scratching to all edges of text block. Interior very fine except for tiny wave-creases with miniscule amount of soiling at lower corners of about the first half of page leaves. Fine. [Item #2641]

Price: $200.00

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