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New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. "In the middle of/ a billion nature vibra-/ tions there is sudden-/ ly a typewriter and/ someone is typing the/ words "In the middle of/ a billion nature vibra-/ tions there is sudden-/ ..." " ("In the middle of," pg. 37) The second hardcover collection of poems by Tom Clark (1941-2018), the prodigious poet, editor & biographer who started off with a bang during the late 1960s & carried on prolifically even as his star faded, leaving us a vast & brilliant legacy that epitomizes our category of "The Prolific & Underappreciated." With dust jacket designed & illustrated by Joe Brainard (1942-1994), the legendary sui generis artist & writer whose life & work were cut short by AIDS. Hardcover in unclipped first-issue dust jacket (with $5.00 price & "0171" printed on front flap), first edition as stated on copyright page, first printing as indicated by sequence of years & numbers beginning with "70" & ending with "1" on verso of final leaf opposite blue rear endpaper. A handsome production; & a very rare collectible in the early Clark canon. In exceptionally very fine condition: Book with only very slight wear & fading at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Dust jacket in very fine condition with only very light rubbing & light, sparse spotting to front, back covers & spine; a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #5009]

Price: $30.00