Fremont, Sumac Press, (1972). The author's first book, a collection of poems. One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author of a total hardcover edition of 126. Additionally inscribed by Heller to poet Cid Corman, whose accession notation is written at the bottom of the front endpaper: "For Cid/ I've tried to make the book/ justify its last three lines. I hope/ you enjoy, are moved, by some of this.../ with friendship, respect & love./ Mike." The last three lines of the book read: "for the otherness is beautiful/ and terror and delight/ in the same moment flood the heart." Cloth mottled; about very good in a near fine dust jacket, designed by Heller. A nice association. [#001572] $70
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