Woolgathering. Patti Smith.


ISBN: 0937815470
New York, NY & Madras, India: Hanuman Books, 1992. Second Printing. Softcover. "I always imagined I would write a book, if only a small one, that would carry one away, into a realm that could not be measured nor even remembered." (from "a bidding," pg. 9) A book of early memories & impressions by Patti Smith, the world-renowned "Godmother of Punk," among the most acclaimed living musicians, poets & memoirists. An entry in the series of tiny, exquisite Hanuman Book productions (No. 45 as noted on jacket spine). With illustrated dust jacket over plain blue wrappers, sewn binding. Originally published in 1992, this is the second printing of 1994 as stated on copyright page. A second, slightly expanded edition was issued in 2011 by the venerable New Directions imprint. With Jacket front cover photograph illustration by Edward Maxey; frontispiece & interior photos by Linda Smith Bianucci, Patti's sister. An important Smith collectible increasingly rare in this format, even as a second printing. In very fine condition for such a delicate item: Book with only tiny bump at lower left corner of back cover; tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Dust jacket in very fine condition with only a bit of rubbing to front, back covers & spine; a few very short, faint creases at & near edges of front cover; lightest wear & a few tiny bumps, scratches at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine. Very Fine. [Item #3216]

Price: $50.00

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