1967 · San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA: Illuminations Press, 1967. Whole numbers one through three (of 11). Three issues. Folio and quarto. Heavily illustrated. The first two issues are comprised of loose sheets laid into oversize wrappers, the first plain, with label, the second pictorial. Third number bound in pictorial wrapper. Wrapper of first number spotted, with large chip to label; wrapper to second number frayed at edges, with short tears at top edges and paint mark on upper wrapper; number three very good. All three internally very good or better. An irregular undertaking, edited by Norman Moser. "Founded to faithfully record the work of professional and apprentice writers, poets, painters, dramatists, philosophers of any persuasion or nationality [and] help bring poetry back into the marketplace." An 11th number concluded its run in 1978. Contributors include Crews, Fowler, Bullins, Palmer, Blazek, Holland, Meltzer, Wild, Major, Neruda (translated by Neruda), Ponicsan, Houston et al. The particularly lavish second number is thematic, "dedicated...to the American Indian heritage [and] to all shamen everywhere." The awkward format of the first two issues subjects them to atypical wear.
(Inventory #: WRCLIT85157)