A Potpourri of Peters Ephemera. Robert Peters.
A Potpourri of Peters Ephemera
A Potpourri of Peters Ephemera
A Potpourri of Peters Ephemera
A Potpourri of Peters Ephemera
A Potpourri of Peters Ephemera
A Potpourri of Peters Ephemera
A Potpourri of Peters Ephemera
A Potpourri of Peters Ephemera
A Potpourri of Peters Ephemera
A Potpourri of Peters Ephemera
A Potpourri of Peters Ephemera
A Potpourri of Peters Ephemera
A Potpourri of Peters Ephemera
A Potpourri of Peters Ephemera
A Potpourri of Peters Ephemera
A Potpourri of Peters Ephemera
A Potpourri of Peters Ephemera

A Potpourri of Peters Ephemera

Detroit, MI; Salt Lake City, UT; Seattle, WA; n/p: Wayne State University Press; University of Utah Press; University of Washington Press; n/p, 1957-1969. Reprints; First Printings. Stapled Sheets; Folded Broadside. Four articles & broadside signed by Robert Peters. A miscellaneous bundle of early articles, reviews & a broadside by Robert Peters (1924-2014), the acclaimed & prolific American poet, playwright, performer, critic, scholar & educator: (1) Reprint from Modern Language Quarterly Vol. 18 No. 3 (September 1957), six stapled leaves, pgs. 251-261, with Peters' article "Whistler and the English Poets of the 1890s." Exemplary of Peters' specialty of Victorian-era literature as with most of the articles & reviews below. (2) "Clip sheet from/ Modern Language Quarterly Vol. 20 No. 3 (September 1959) as noted on strip, two stapled leaves, pgs. 287-290, with Peters' review of Romantic Image by Frank Kermode (1957). (3) Two leaves from Modern Language Notes Vol. LXXV (January 1960), pgs. 29-32, loosened from staples & one of two staples missing, with Peters' article "The Truth of Frost's "Directive". " Next to title on pg. 29, Peters has hand-written his signature in black ink. (4) Reprint from Criticism, a Quarterly for Literature and the Arts Vol. II No. 2 (Spring 1960), eight stapled leaves, pgs. 150-163, with Peters' article "The Salome of Arthur Symons and Aubrey Beardsley" incl. two pages of reproduced drawings by Beardsley. (5) Reprint from The Western Humanities Review Vol. XVI No. 2 (Spring, 1962), two stapled leaves, pgs. 187-190, with Peters' review of The Age of the Splendid Machine by Don Greiger (1961). (6) Reprint from Criticism (see (4) above) Vol. IV No. 3 (Summer, 1962), ten stapled leaves, pgs. 256-271, with Peters' review of A Troubled Eden: Nature and Society in the Works of George Meredith by Norman Kelvin (1961), pgs. 269-270. (7) One leaf from an unknown/ undated (circa 1962-1963) journal, pgs. 269-270, with Peters' review of Collected Poems by Ralph Hodgson, titled "A Bestiary." Next to title, Peters has hand-written his signature in black ink. (8) Reprint from Criticism (see (4,6) above) Vol. V No. 1 (Winter, 1963), ten stapled leaves, pgs. 45-63, with Peters' article "Swinburne's Idea of Form" taking up the entire excerpt. (9) Reprint from Criticism (see (4,6,8 above) Vol. VI No. 4 (Fall, 1964), nine stapled leaves, pgs. 379-396, with Peters' review of The Vast Design: Patterns in W.B. Yeats's Aesthetic by Edward Engelberg (1964), pgs. 386-387. We note that in this excerpt is also a review of a Paul Gauguin volume by the late, great Victor Miesel, this writer's Art History professor at the University of Michigan (pgs. 388-390). (10) Reprint from The Western Humanities Review Vol. XVIII No. 4 (Autumn, 1964), two stapled leaves, pgs. 379-382, with Peters' review of Christina Rossetti biography & The Rossetti-MacMillan Letters (both 1963), pgs. 379-381. (11) Two stapled leaves from "Prarie Schooner/ Vol. 40 #1 (Spring 1966)," pgs. 65-68 (as hand-written in ink on upper margin of pg. 68), with Peters' poem "Lines on a Highline Pole in my Back Yard" (pg. 66). Next to the poem, Peters has hand-written his signature in black ink. (12) Two stapled leaves from "Prarie Schooner, Vol. 44, No. 4, winter 1969/1970," pgs. 353-356 (as hand-written in pencil with other marginalia on upper margin of pg. 356), with Peters' poem "Gauguin's Chair" (pgs. 354-355). On pg. 356, next to the printed name of Robert E. McDowell, Peters has hand-signed his (Peters') name in black ink. (13) Broadside (appx. 8&1/2" x 11" folded, 17" x 11" unfolded) with the poem "Prayer" on one panel; untitled (quite disturbing) reproduction of illustration by Elizabeth Henderson on the other; or next to each other as recto unfolded. At left margin just above the poem is the word "SILO" in large capital font. This word is the title of a literary journal, perhaps this was included in an issue, or printed by its publisher. Just below & next to the poem & his printed name, Peters has hand-written in bold black ink: "B/(slash-underline)/ (signed) Robert Peters." Printed on beige, lightly speckled paper stock, no colophon or date/place/publisher information. A gathering of rare ephemera for the devoted Robert Peters collector-scholar. (1)-(12) all in more-or-less relatively fine condition with some minor browning to leaves; staples in various states of rusting, a few short, faint creases on surfaces of some leaves; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same; very occasional spotting; one staple loosened & the other missing at (3) as noted above; tiny closed tears at upper edge of (4). (13) in relatively good-to-near-fine condition with light but extensive creases to surfaces; mild wear, creasing & a few mostly closed tears at edges & corners esp. lower edges. Fine- Near Fine. [Item #4231]

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