Stocking Cap. Charles Olson.
Stocking Cap
Stocking Cap

Stocking Cap

San Francisco, CA: Four Seasons Foundation, 1966. First Edition Thus. Stapled Wrappers. "The skill was not to snub the nose of the pickerel on the under edge of the ice as, with wet, numb hands, you brought him up- more often than not he was a perch- out of the water six inches or three feet down, as the winter went, from the frozen surface of the lake." (first paragraph, pg. 3) A short story by Charles Olson (1910-1970). An unusually uncomplicated, straightforward, likely autobiographical piece in which the narrator describes his experiences ice-fishing with his father as a boy. Olson's works are most frequently those of our favorite exemplar of enigmatic erudition, he is the immortal "Maximus" of American poets who was a foundational figure of the Black Mountain School. A handsome chapbook production, this is the first separate trade appearance of Stocking Cap, which was first published in the second issue of Montevallo Review during 1951 (Butterick & Glover, C26, pg. 41). A charming, evocative, especially accessible Olson collectible. In very fine condition with only mild fading & browning to front, back covers & stapled spine; a few tiny bumps & short, faint creases at thin edges & corners of same; small rectangular area of sticker-removal residue near upper right corner of back cover; mild browning & spotting to edges of text block; staples in process of rusting with minimal interior bleeding. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves; minor rust-bleeding noted above. Very Fine. [Item #3997]

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