Disordered Ideas (Three Editions). Tom Clark.
Disordered Ideas (Three Editions)
Disordered Ideas (Three Editions)
Disordered Ideas (Three Editions)
Disordered Ideas (Three Editions)
Disordered Ideas (Three Editions)
Disordered Ideas (Three Editions)
Disordered Ideas (Three Editions)
Disordered Ideas (Three Editions)
Disordered Ideas (Three Editions)
Disordered Ideas (Three Editions)

Disordered Ideas (Three Editions)

ISBN: 0876856970;0876856954
Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1987. Limited Lettered Edition; Limited Numbered Edition; First Trade Softcover Edition. Hardcovers; Softcovers. Lettered Edition signed by Tom Clark & with signed hand-drawing; numbered edition signed; softcover edition with titled & signed hand-drawing. "The humiliation of being/ constantly observed/ by a hostile or derisive eye/ is certainly no joke/ but neither is/ not being able to find/ your shoes" ("Commuting," first stanza, pg. 111) A mid-career collection of poems by Tom Clark (1941-2018), the profound & prolific poet, editor, novelist, biographer & artist who was originally associated with the New York School but by this time, a quarter-century into his oeuvre, had fully developed his own several varied & distinct styles. The poems are organized into five titled sections, three with relatively traditional (in their structure, anyway) works, & two with decidedly prose-poems. We offer three very collectible versions of this volume: (1) Most limited hardcover edition, one of only 26 copies hand-lettered & signed by Clark at Colophon, & with a signed hand-drawing (of a procession of three rodents) on blank page opposite copyright page. This is copy "D." An exemplary, sumptuous production of the acclaimed Black Sparrow Press, with illustrated boards & patterned cloth spine. (2) Limited hardcover edition hand-numbered & signed by Clark at colophon, one of 150 hardcover copies, this is copy No. 6/150. With illustrated boards, plain light-blue cloth spine. (3) First trade-format softcover edition, in illustrated wrappers & spine. While technically the least rare edition with no stated limitation, on the title page is a hand-drawing (of a single rodent), hand-titled "Falling Rat Experiment" & signed by Clark. This uncalled-for, unique Clark artwork makes this perhaps the most scarce of these three editions. An exceptionally rare & desirable bundling of this Clark classic. (1) in very fine condition with only slight wear at edges & corners of front & back boards; mild spotting to edges of text block esp. upper edge. Interior virtually mint. Publisher's clear protective sleeve very fine with only mild rubbing & light scratching to surfaces. (2) very fine with substantially the same points as (1) above. (3) very fine with only very slight rubbing to front, back covers & spine; a touch of wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; light spotting to upper & side edges of text block; much less & with one short, shallow scratch-gouge (near spine) to lower side of same. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3905]

Price: $200.00