Places to Go with: Desecheo Notebook. Joanne Kyger.
Places to Go with: Desecheo Notebook
Places to Go with: Desecheo Notebook
Places to Go with: Desecheo Notebook
Places to Go with: Desecheo Notebook

Places to Go with: Desecheo Notebook

Los Angeles, CA; Berkeley, CA: Arif Press; Black Sparrow Press, 1970; 1971. Limited First Editions. Softcover; Sewn Wrappers. "Desecheo/ off West Coast Puerto Rico/ 1 1/2 miles long/ 1 mile wide/ the end point of/ an upheaval that happened/ in the Caribbean" (from back cover, Desecheo Notebook) two vintage volumes of poetry by Joanne Kyger (1934-2017), the prolific poet associated with the Beat Generation (especially during her marriage to Gary Snyder), San Francisco Renaissance, Black Mountain & New York Schools. Places to Go is a Black Sparrow production, one of 750 softcover copies from a total edition of 976, with 200 signed & numbered hardcover copies & 26 lettered presentation copies in the Black Sparrow tradition. With several frontispiece & interior illustrations by Jack Boyce; uncredited profile photograph of Kyger on front cover. Desecheo Notebook is a beautiful chapbook production, one of 500 copies designed & printed by Wesley Tanner at Cranium Press & published by Arif Press. Two early, richly varied Kyger collectibles with works of poetry, prose-poetry & what might be termed poetic diary entries. We have bundled them together & priced them in accordance with their condition as follows: Places to Go fair-to-good with mild rubbing & browning to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; mild rubbing, browning & occasional spotting to edges of text block. Interior intact & page leaves very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of some of same; but perfect-glue binding of leaves has deteriorated & a block of pages (pgs. 55-84) has become detached with leaves partly loose. Desecheo Notebook near-fine with mild rubbing to front, back covers & sewn spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; a bit of rubbing at right edge-corner of lower text block. Interior leaves very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few of same; but one of two sewn signatures at middle has loosened & is only attached at lower hole, with a loosening effect between interior & covers though intact. Fair-Good; Near Fine. [Item #3692]

Price: $40.00