Tribunals: Passages 31-35. Robert Duncan.
Tribunals: Passages 31-35
Tribunals: Passages 31-35
Tribunals: Passages 31-35

Tribunals: Passages 31-35

ISBN: 0876850832
Los Angeles, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1970. Limited First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. "Out of the sun and the dispersing stars/ go forth the elemental sparks,/ outpouring vitalities,/ stir in the salitter of the earth/ a living Spirit,/ and the stars, mothers of light, remain,/ having each/ its own "organic decorum, the complete/ loyalty of a work of art to a shaping/ principle/ within itself" " (("Passages 31: The Concert," first stanza, pg. 1) A gathering of five contiguous sections of the prolific "Passages" series of poems under the collective title of "Tribunals" by Robert Duncan (1919-1988), among the foremost American poets of the Beat Generation, Black Mountain School, San Francisco Renaissance & beyond. Large chapbook-format production in stapled wrappers, an early production of the fabled Black Sparrow Press. This copy is from an edition of 1000 copies in paper wrappers, there were also 250 hardcover copies numbered & signed by Duncan & 26 lettered presentation copies in this edition per colophon. All points present in Bertholf, A37, pgs. 107-108. An exemplary & important collectible in the vast, rich Duncan canon. In fine condition with moderate fading, sunning, browning & spotting to front, back covers & stapled spine; mild wear, some tiny bumps & short, faint creases at thin edges & corners of same; staples in process of rusting with miniscule amount of interior bleeding; mild browning to edges of text block. Interior fine-to-very fine with small-to-tiny bumps, creases at mostly upper corners of page leaves; light browning mostly at thin, blank edges & corners of same. Fine. [Item #3996]

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