Sulfur Vol. 1 No. 1 with: Vol. 1 No. 2. Clayton Eshleman, John Ashbery, Antonin Artaud, Harold Bloom, Paul Blackburn, Kenneth Burke, Aime Cesaire, Hart Crane, Darryl V. Curran, Edward Dahlberg, Theodore Enslin, Robert Kelly, Charles Olson, Jean Paulhan, Ezra Pound, Jerome Rothenberg, Annette Smith, Diane Wakoski.
Sulfur Vol. 1 No. 1 with: Vol. 1 No. 2
Sulfur Vol. 1 No. 1 with: Vol. 1 No. 2
Sulfur Vol. 1 No. 1 with: Vol. 1 No. 2
Sulfur Vol. 1 No. 1 with: Vol. 1 No. 2
Sulfur Vol. 1 No. 1 with: Vol. 1 No. 2
Sulfur Vol. 1 No. 1 with: Vol. 1 No. 2

Sulfur Vol. 1 No. 1 with: Vol. 1 No. 2

Pasadena, CA: California Institute of Technology, 1981. First Printings. Softcovers. Both issues signed by editor & contributor Clayton Eshleman. The first two numbers of the deep & varied literary journal subtitled "A Literary Tri-Quarterly of the Whole Art" founded, chiefly edited & with contributions by the great Clayton Eshleman (1935-2021), the award-winning American poet, editor, translator & academician who was our local friend & mentor: (1) Sulfur Vol. 1 No. 1 (1981)- this inaugural issue features contributions of poetry by John Ashbery, Paul Blackburn, Aime Cesaire (translation by Eshleman & Annette Smith), Robert Kelly (also a contributing editor), Ezra Pound, Jerome Rothenberg, Diane Wakoski & others from myriad generations, schools & movements. Also a collection of early letters written between Charles Olson (our favorite poet of Maximus opacity) & Edward Dahlberg during 1936-1948. With reviews, a few contemporary ads. On the title page, just below upper edge, Eshleman has hand-written his signature. (2) Sulfur Vol. 1 No. 2 (1981)- this second issue features contributions of poetry by Theodore Enslin, Rothenberg, Ron Padgett & others; & prose by Eshleman (one of his treatises on Paleolithic cave art, a specialty) & Rothenberg (critical essay on Harold Bloom). Also with the second installment of collected letters between Olson & Dahlberg written during 1949-1950, & from Antonin Artaud to Jean Paulhan (1937); & a portfolio of photographic artworks selected by Darryl V. Curran. With reviews, a few contemporary ads. On the title page, again just below upper edge, Eshleman has hand-written his signature. The first two issues of this most rich & rare journal, signed by its founder & mastermind, our dear departed friend Clayton Eshleman. (1) in fine condition with mild-to-moderate rubbing & short, mostly faint creases to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same; very light browning & sparse spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at upper corners of a few page leaves; light browning at blank margins of a very few of same; former owner's circular embossed stamp near lower right corner of title page. (2) very fine with only very slight rubbing to front, back covers & spine; a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; very light rubbing & sparse spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Fine; Very Fine. [Item #4339]

Price: $60.00