First edition of Creeley's rarest book, a collection of eight poems printed on handmade paper by Walter Hamady's Perishable Press. One of only 30 copies printed (the entire edition); this copy signed by Creeley on the title-page. The first hard-bound book from the Perishable Press, Words was printed at Robert Runser's Rob Run Press in Rochester, Michigan, on paper "made especially for the book by the printer from rags and was printed one side only and bound french-folded into boards covered with a red/brown Fabriano paper with the title printed on the front and spine" by Elizabeth Kner. Hamady 3. Words was the first of three books of Creeley's published by the Perishable Press, which also printed the broadside poem "For Joel (Oppenheimer)". In addition to the title poem, Words includes "A Reason", "The Shame", "The Statue", "The Window", "To Bobbie", "The Flower", and "A Prayer". Not to be confused with the collection of poems bearing the same title that was published by Scribners in 1967 Small 4to, original printed brown boards, unprinted dust jacket. (Inventory #: 23089)
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