The Rodent Who Came to Dinner (Four Editions). Tom Clark.
The Rodent Who Came to Dinner (Four Editions)
The Rodent Who Came to Dinner (Four Editions)
The Rodent Who Came to Dinner (Four Editions)
The Rodent Who Came to Dinner (Four Editions)
The Rodent Who Came to Dinner (Four Editions)
The Rodent Who Came to Dinner (Four Editions)
The Rodent Who Came to Dinner (Four Editions)
The Rodent Who Came to Dinner (Four Editions)
The Rodent Who Came to Dinner (Four Editions)
The Rodent Who Came to Dinner (Four Editions)
The Rodent Who Came to Dinner (Four Editions)

The Rodent Who Came to Dinner (Four Editions)

Santa Barbara, CA: Am Here Books/ Immediate Editions, 1981. Limited First Editions; First Editions. Stapled Sheets. Hand-lettered edition signed by Tom Clark with original painting on canvas affixed to front cover; hand-numbered edition signed by Clark; first edition signed by Clark with original drawing; first edition. "Cecil Rhodes/ wd. have liked it here/ excellent climate/ plenty of nat. resources/ high prop. value/ & natives nearly as totally subdued/ (&/or supine)/ as their favorite catchphrase indicates" ("Laid Back") A collection of poems by Tom Clark (1941-2018), the great New York School-&-Beyond poet, editor, novelist, biographer & artist who most symbolizes our category of "The Prolific & Underappreciated." Also with front cover & interior section of drawings by Clark; unpaginated & printed on rectos only. Here we offer four first editions of this delightful & exemplary Clark work, all published by Richard Aaron's venerable Am Here Books/ Immediate Editions imprint, in descending order of importance & rarity (in our hopefully not too subjective estimation...): (1) One of 26 copies hand-lettered & signed by Clark in red ink on blank inner back cover. This is copy "E." Bound over front cover is a thick sheet of handmade paper with ragged side-edge to which is affixed an original oil painting on a small piece of canvas depicting a beach scene with palm tree signed by Clark. This copy has a blank, black tape spine. (2) One of fifty copies hand-numbered & signed by Clark in black ink on the title page, this is copy No. 21/50. Stapled sheets including illustrated front & blank back covers without spine, as are the next two editions. (3) First edition, not numbered or lettered, with an original colored drawing of a rodent & palm tree (similar to front cover) signed by Clark in blue ink on title page. (4) First edition, not numbered, lettered or signed. A supremely rare & unique set of this most highly desirable Clark collectible. All of the above editions are in fine condition with only mild rubbing & slight browning to front, back cover sheets; slight wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; staples in varying processes of rusting with very minimal bleeding; several very small circular rust outlines & one small smudge at blank back cover surface of (2); mild spotting to white blank sheet to which is affixed completely unaffected painting of (1); very mild spotting to edges of text block of (1); slightly more pronounced to same of (4). Interiors all very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves. Fine. [Item #3816]

Price: $150.00