The Master (Two Editions). Tom Clark.
The Master (Two Editions)
The Master (Two Editions)
The Master (Two Editions)
The Master (Two Editions)
The Master (Two Editions)
The Master (Two Editions)
The Master (Two Editions)

The Master (Two Editions)

ISBN: 0915316668
Milwaukee, WI: Pentagram Press, 1979. First Limited Hardcover & Softcover Editions. Hardcover; Softcover. Hardcover signed & with original drawing by Tom Clark; softcover signed by Tom Clark. "The Master came from a high country beyond the mountains where it's said the adepts of the faith walk over the stones without touching their feet to them, and the masters are skilled at teleportation. He came to the United States when political revolutionaries took over his country and threw out the religious moguls, who, they believed, had too much power over the minds of the citizens." (preamble, pg. 7) A short work of imaginative-topical fiction by Tom Clark (1941-2018), the great & prolific poet, occasional prose writer as here, editor & biographer. Here are two editions of this work in one offering: (1) First hardcover edition, one of 200 (un-numbered) copies in blank black cloth boards without dust jacket as issued. On the title page, Clark has hand-written his signature in black ink below his printed name; & below that has hand-drawn in several colors a slender landscape of snowcapped mountains & sky. (2) First softcover edition, one of 1000 (also un-numbered) copies with reproduction of illustration by Clark encompassing front cover, spine & back cover (also a mountain scene). On the title page, Clark has hand-written his signature in blue ink below his printed name. Two very desirable, especially rare editions of this enchanting work in the Clark oeuvre. (1) in very fine condition with only a touch of wear to edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; light rubbing & spotting to upper edge of text block. Interior substantially mint. (2) also very fine with only very light rubbing & a few tiny spots to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; sparse spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only miniscule bumps at upper corners of page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3708]

Price: $80.00