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(San Francisco), (Four Seasons Foundation), (1963-1964). Three broadsides: Gary Snyder's Nanao Knows, Lew Welch's Step Out Onto the Planet, and Philip Whalen's Three Mornings. [McNeil A7.] Each reproduced by photo-offset from the author's own calligraphy and printed in an edition of 300 copies on the occasion of a reading by the three poets at Longshoreman's Hall, San Francisco, June 12, 1964. Each broadside is signed by its author. Snyder, Welch and Whalen first met when they attended Reed College, a progressive school in Oregon; the friends later became three of the most influential poets of the Beat generation. Don Carpenter, a friend of Richard Brautigan and an important figure in the Bay Area literary scene, organized the Free Way Reading with the three poets; Don Allen, another key figure in the Bay Area literary scene -- his nascent publishing company, the Four Seasons Foundation, would later publish both Snyder and Brautigan -- printed the broadsides to commemorate the reading. An important occasion, linking three key poets of their time. Welch disappeared in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1971; Snyder found a suicide note at his camp, but no body was ever found and his fate remains one of the mysteries of that time. Each broadside is 9-1/2" x 12-1/2", with a mild edge crease in the left margin that would disappear with framing; near fine. A nice set. [#031781] $1,000
1996. May 9, 1996. An aerogramme to Diane di Prima, written from Japan, agreeing to something, with the exception being that she leave off the "respectfully yours." Snyder adds: "the cherry blossoms having departed for the Other Shore, the azalea blossoms send back their answer." He closes: "yours fraternally in the workers & peasants struggle." Folded in fourths for mailing, and mildly edgetorn in opening; very near fine. A wonderful association between two of the most important poets of postwar America. [#017274] $475
San Francisco, Grey Fox Press, (1983). Prose, an account of the author's travels through India twenty years earlier, illustrated with photographs from the trip. Inscribed by the author to Peter Matthiessen in 1988, at Kitkitdizze. Spine and edge-sunned; near fine in wrappers. [#032528] $350
On Sale: $228
[San Francisco], [Four Seasons], 1964. A broadside poem, 9-1/2" x 12-1/2", reproducing Snyder's calligraphy and alluding to Nanao Sakaki, Japanese poet and one of Snyder's mentors, as well as being called "the godfather of Japanese hippies." One of 300 copies sold on the occasion of a reading by Snyder, Lew Welch and Philip Whalen at Longshoreman's Hall in San Francisco on June 12, 1964. McNeil A7. Signed by the author. A fine copy of this early Snyder piece. [#029720] $300
(NY), New Directions, (1970). First trade edition of this title, the issue in wrappers. Inscribed by the author to Peter Matthiessen, at Kitkitdizze, and dated "" Lamination peeling; very good in wrappers. [#032526] $300
London, Fulcrum Press, (1967). Second printing of this volume of collected poems, identified on the copyright page as a "second edition." Includes the contents of Snyder's early volumes, Myths & Texts and Riprap & Cold Mountain Poems, as well as about half the poems that appeared later in the year in the collection The Back Country, plus one more group of unpublished poems. Inscribed (apparently twice) by Snyder to Clayton Eshleman: "For Clayton Eshleman from these days in Kyoto. Gary Snyder." And then: "until III 92/ with gratitude for his Bodhi Sattva generosity to poetry -- a life work --." With Eshleman's 1967 ownership signature. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with small chips at the spine extremities and the start of splitting to the folds there. A wonderful association copy between two poets and longtime friends. [#030814] $250
(NY), New Directions, (1968). Later printing of the issue in wrappers. Inscribed by the author to Peter Matthiessen in 1988, at Kitkitdizze, Snyder's home. Very good in wrappers. [#032524] $200
(n.p.), Orphée La Différence, (1992). A bilingual edition (French/English) of poems taken from the volumes Myths & Texts, Regarding Wave and Axe Handles. No comparable U.S. edition. Inscribed by Snyder to Clayton [Eshleman] in 1996. Uncommon: OCLC lists only 4 copies in library holdings. Fine in wrappers. [#030822] $150
(San Francisco), City Lights, (1977). A collection of six essays by Snyder. Signed by Snyder in 1996 and with the 1978 ownership signature of poet Clayton Eshleman. A nice association: the two poets are longtime friends, and earlier that year had given a reading/talk together in Paris, France. Several notes to text in Eshleman's hand, mostly in the first two essays, "The Yogin and the Philosopher" and "The Politics of Ethnopoetics." Mild spine-sunning, else fine in wrappers. [#030817] $150
(NY), New Directions, (1980). The softcover issue of this collection. Inscribed by Snyder to Clayton Eshleman in 1996. With Eshleman's 1989 ownership signature and his extensive notes in the text, giving a clear view of the poet as reader. Fine in wrappers. [#030818] $150
(NY), New Directions, (1980). Later printing. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen], at Kitkitdizze on "" Near fine in wrappers. [#032527] $150
(Monaco), Êditions du Rocher, (2002). A French-language edition. Inscribed by Snyder to Clayton [Eshleman] in Kitkitdizze, Snyder's home, in 2002. Fine in wrappers, with a snapshot of Snyder -- outdoors, with backpack, smiling -- laid in. [#031500] $125
1991. A two-page photocopy of Snyder's bio, recounting travels, influences, jobs and interests. With brief bibliographical checklist. Folded in half; near fine. From the collection of Clayton Eshleman, and probably given by Snyder to Eshleman who would have introduced him at his 1996 reading in Ypsilanti. [#030821] $100
Berkeley, North Point, (1990). A collection of essays, this being the simultaneous issue in wrappers. Inscribed by Snyder to Clayton Eshleman in 1996. With Eshleman's 1990 ownership signature and a few marginal notes in his hand. Fine in wrappers. [#030820] $100
1992, 1996. The first announcement is for a poetry reading by Snyder at Eastern Michigan University (where Clayton Eshleman taught for many years). Includes a brief Snyder bio. One sheet folded to make four pages, then folded again; near fine. The second piece is an invitation (in French) for a reading/lecture (in English) by Snyder and Eshleman in Paris in 1996 at La Librairie a tire-d'ailes. 8-1/4" x 4. Fine. Nice documentation of a small part of the history these two poets have shared. [#031503] $100
(NY), Totem/Corinth, (1975). A later printing of his second book, first published in 1960. Inscribed by Snyder to another writer. Mild spine sunning; else fine in stapled wrappers. A nice association copy. [#023963] $80
(n.p.), (n.p.), (1992). Photocopied typescript of an article by Snyder first published in the San Francisco Examiner. 8 pages. An uncommon standalone version of this essay, which has since been collected in a number of places. Stapled in upper left corner; near fine. With Snyder's photocopied signature on last page. From Clayton Eshleman's Snyder collection, and probably given to him by Snyder. [#030823] $70
San Francisco, North Point Press, 1986. Second printing of this collection of poetry, which includes early work dating from up to 13 years before his first book. Inscribed by Snyder to another writer in 1990. Corner crease; near fine in wrappers. A nice association copy; while Snyder has been extremely generous about signing books over the years, significant association copies seldom show up on the market. [#023964] $70
(NY), New Directions, (1974). Second printing. The 1975 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Inscribed by Snyder to Clayton Eshleman in 1996. A few of Eshleman's notes in the text. Near fine in wrappers. [#030816] $70
Washington, D.C., Counterpoint, (1996). The uncorrected proof copy of this epic poem, on which Snyder had been working for four decades -- the first excerpts from it having appeared in print in the Fifties. Small stains, one corner crease; very good in wrappers. [#019630] $30
NY, Pantheon, (1992). The uncorrected proof copy of a collection of new and selected poems. According to the publisher, this proof was never formally distributed, as copies did not return from the printer until after the finished book was ready. Rippling to bottom page edges; very good in wrappers. [#015405] $20
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