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E-list # 158

New Arrivals: Jerome Rothenberg

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(NY), Hawk's Well Press, (1960). Rothenberg's first book, a collection of poems, published by a press that he founded to issue work by avant garde poets. Inscribed by Rothenberg in October, 1960 to Clayton Eshleman, "with warm best wishes." A nice association copy, linking the two poets from an early date, two years prior to Eshleman's own first book being published. Near fine in wrappers. [#033530] SOLD
2.
(NY), (Hawk's Well Press), (1964). Inscribed by Rothenberg in 1965 to Clay [Clayton Eshleman] and Barbara: "these poems for light and all." Two volumes in one: Sightings by Rothenberg and Lunes by Kelly, published by Rothenberg's small press. The glue has failed on the tipped-in drawings by Amy Mendelson; the drawings are now laid in; otherwise near fine in wrappers. Laid in is a small sheet printing instructions for reading "Sightings" by Rothenberg, and similar instructions for "Lunes" by Kelly on the verso. In addition there is an announcement of the 1965 birth of Rothenberg's son laid in. A nice association, with scarce ephemera laid in. [#033531] $125
3.
NY, A Great Bear Pamphlet, 1966. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "the pleasure of your company. Love/ Jerry. Postdated: 8/11/79." Near fine in stapled wrappers. A nice association: by the time of the inscription, Rothenberg and Eshleman had been friends for nearly two decades; both shared an interest not only in poetry but, in particular, in archiac poetry and ethnopoetics, such as those indigenous texts that formed the underpinnings for Rothenberg's adaptations in this volume. [#033532] $75
4.
Mexico, Corno Emplumado, 1966. A bilingual (English/Spanish) edition. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clay [Clayton Eshleman] & Caryl in 1979, "con fuertes abrazos." With Eshleman's ownership signature, dated 1966. One of 1000 copies, published by poet Margaret Randall's bilingual small press in Mexico City, which was a key outlet for avant garde poetry in the 1960s, until it was forced to close down in 1969 after taking a stand in support of the 1968 Mexican Student Movement, which ended with the Tlatelolco massacre in October, 1968. Near fine in wrappers. [#033533] $75
5.
London, Fulcrum Press, (1967). Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl in 1979, "after between & with love." With Eshleman's ownership signature, dated in the year of publication. Near fine in wrappers. [#033534] $75
6.
Brighton, Unicorn, 1967. Translation of an Aztec myth/song, rendered into Spanish verse in the 16th century and then adapted into Spanish prose, from which this translation was done. Of a total edition of 426 copies, this is one of 26 lettered copies , letter X, signed by Rothenberg and by Tony Bennett, who designed the cover. Near fine in stapled wrappers. [#033535] $175
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NY, Something Else Press, 1968. The poems of Eugen Comringer, "presented by" Rothenberg. Near fine in wrappers. [#033536] SOLD
8.
(n.p.), Unicorn Press, (1970). The limited trade edition. Number 222 of 500 numbered copies, this copy inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl on the colophon. Unbound sheets and photographs, fine, inserted into pockets of hardbound portfolio. Near fine. [#033537] SOLD
9.
(n.p.), (n.p.), (n.d.). Undated broadside printing only one poem from the collection Poland/1931, printed sometime 1966-68. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman]: "Year's Joys! Jerry/Diane/Matthew." Rothenberg has also corrected one misprint in the broadside. Folded in thirds and addressed as a letter to Eshleman by Rothenberg. Edge tear and tear along one of the folds, not affecting text; otherwise very good. [#033538] SOLD
10.
NY, Dial Press, 1971. Uncommon hardcover edition. Fine in a very good dust jacket with chipping to the edges and folds, internally tape-mended. Although not explicitly indicated, from the library of poet Clayton Eshleman, a longtime friend of Rothenberg. [#033539] SOLD
11.
(Bolinas), Tree Books, 1971. A chapbook, one of 300 copies. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "in the warm aura of Italian/Latino music - Los Angeles Saturday - love." Near fine in wrappers. [#033540] $75
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(NY), New Directions, (1974). The New Directions softcover issue of this title. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl with "happy welcome home" and "abrazos." Near fine. [#033541] $40
13.
(Greensboro), Unicorn Press, (1974). Poems from the "Poland 1931" sequence. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman], "with admiration & thanks for the encouragements & challenge." Illustrated with posed photographs featuring Rothenberg and Kathy Acker, among others. One of 2000 copies in wrappers. Near fine. [#033542] $65
14.
Berkeley, Tree, 1975. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman], "whose poetry continues to reveal, astound - in friendship," and dated in the year of publication. Near fine in self-wrappers. [#033543] $50
15.
St. Louis, MO, Singing Bone Press, 1975. A journal in a small, matchbox style box. Including a vertical accordion-folded book, several cards with illustrations, a folding map of the Five Nations, two seeds, some fur and a stalk/ribbon. Rothenberg spent two years living on a Seneca reservation in the 1970s. Uncommon, fragile, ephemeral work. Near fine. [#033544] $350
16.
(Milwaukee), Membrane Press, 1976. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] and Caryl, "the pleasure of your company." Near fine in wrappers. [#033545] $45
17.
(Bretenoux), (Braad Press), (1977). Number 115 of 300 numbered copies, with woodcuts by Ian Tyson laid in. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "a book from the cove country. With love." Near fine in wrappers and dust jacket. [#033546] $125
18.
Milwaukee, Membrane Press, 1977. A book as a box of small cards, with text on one side and illustrations on the other, and two sheets of paper that give the history of the term "Gematria" and an example of the way the cards can be positioned as a whole. In a folding cardstock box that has been inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "with love" in the year of publication. Near fine. [#033547] $125
19.
(NY), New Directions, (1978). The softcover trade edition of this book that arose out of Rothenberg's time living on a Seneca reservation. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl "in the year of European voyages to come! Clear sailing! And love." Near fine. [#033548] $85
20.
(Milwaukee), Membrane Press, (1979). Copy M of 26 lettered copies signed by the author and additionally inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] and Caryl, "with love and friendship." Near fine in stapled wrappers. [#033549] SOLD
21.
(London), Spot Press, 1980. Number 17 of 50 numbered copies signed by the author. Additionally inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] and Caryl, "voyagers in (still) mad California, another year. Love & friendship." Frontispiece by British artist Pip Benveniste. Oversized wrappers; near fine. Uncommon, attractive production. [#033550] SOLD
22.
(London), Spot Press, (1982). Of a total edition of 200 copies, this copy is designated "A/P" (artist's proof) and is signed by the author. Additionally inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] and Caryl, "these words from the DADA caves in love & friendship." This proof, like the 26-copy lettered issue, is hand-colored. Oversized wrappers; near fine. Uncommon, attractive production, and scarce in this proof state. [#033551] SOLD
23.
Barrytown, Station Hill Press, 1982. Four poems, with collages by Patricia Nedds. One large sheet of cardstock, intricately cut and folded to make a 12 page booklet (including the covers). Although not called for, signed by the author and additionally inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] and Caryl, "fellow travelers, with love." Near fine. [#033552] $75
24.
(NY), New Directions, (1983). Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl: "voyages in subterranean flower worlds. With warm friendship," dated in 1983. Near fine in wrappers. [#033553] $75
25.
London, Binnacle Press, (1984). One of 350 copies. With the ownership signature of Clayton Eshleman. Illustrated with photographs, and with a bibliography of Rothenberg's published writings to that point. Near fine in wrappers. [#033554] SOLD
26.
(Madison), Woodland Pattern Broadside, 1986. Broadside; folded by design; signed by Rothenberg on rear cover and additionally inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl: "from now until our re-uniting. With love." Near fine. [#033555] SOLD
27.
(NY), New Directions, (1989). The hardcover edition of this collection of poems based on a visit to his family's ancestral home in Poland. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman]: "Companion in these times in which there is only poetry to bring us through." Eshleman provides a lengthy blurb on the back of the dust jacket (the only blurb on the jacket) in which he says that Rothenberg "pulls Adorno's 'After Auschwitz, there can be no poetry' inside out, to read: 'after auschwitz/ there is only poetry.'" Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#033556] $125
28.
La Laguna, Zasterle Press, 1990. Number 51 of 300 numbered copies. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl: "some more invasions from elsewhere, with much love." Rothenberg was working on translations of Lorca at the time he wrote these poems; both he and Eshleman have translated Spanish language poetry, in addition to sharing an interest in indigenous, tribal, and prehistoric arts. Near fine in wrappers. [#033557] $100
29.
(Marseille), CIPM, 1991. A French language edition. One of 850 copies. This copy is inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "to keep these in the files, or use as resource for the other language. With love you both." Near fine in self-wrappers. [#033558] $65
30.
(Kenosha), Light and Dust Books/Membrane Press, 1994 (1995). Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "water language seeping/out. With friendship." Near fine in wrappers. [#033559] SOLD
31.
[Thessaloniki], [Publisher in Greek], 1995. A single poem (in Greek) by Rothenberg, from An Oracle for Delfi, accompanying a sequence of photographs of hands. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "with warmest thanks for so much good! In friendship, ever." Near fine in stapled wrappers. [#033560] $50
32.
(NY), New Directions, (1996). From the "core library" of poet Clayton Eshleman, a longtime friend of Rothenberg. Near fine in wrappers. [#033561] SOLD
33.
(San Diego/Encinitas), (Self-published), 1998. A suite of 12 visual poems, originally commissioned for a Florence exhibit, A Supper with Leonardo, reproduced here in a photocopied miniature book "as a gift to friends who might be interested in it." Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "with love." Stapled pages; near fine. [#033562] SOLD
34.
NY, Pen Press, 2001. A Spanish language edition. One of 200 copies. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "companions into better places - with much love" and dated in the year of publication. Near fine in stapled wrappers. [#033563] $50
35.
(Loiano), Porto dei Santi, (2001). A bilingual edition (English/Italian), one of 108 copies. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "the exchange goes on - and the friendship. With much love." 4" square book. Near fine in wrappers with long string-tie, in striped dustwrapper. [#033564] $175
36.
Tokyo/Toronto, Ahadada Press, (2006). Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "all the way to Yang Pass and maybe beyond." Near fine in wrappers. Laid in is an email from Rothenberg from the following month, sending the poem "Blake's Babes: A Prophecy." [#033565] SOLD
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(n.p.), (Ed.It), (2006). Prints "The Sleep of Reason," dedicated to Clayton Eshleman, with artwork by Ian Tyson. Author's proof ("AP") of an edition of 30 copies signed by Rothenberg and Tyson. Also inscribed by Rothenberg to the dedicatee, Clayton [Eshleman], and also Caryl: "our good companions over the decades. Two tall sheets, inter-folded; near fine. [#033566] SOLD
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(n.p.), Center for Theater Science & Research, (n.d.). Flyer announcing the premiere performance of Rothenberg's "That Dada Strain." Single sheet, 8-1/2" x 11". Near fine. [#033567] $10
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(Mexico), Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, 1985. Includes two poems by Rothenberg (in Spanish). Near fine in stapled wrappers. [#033568] $15
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[Ypsilanti], Eastern Michigan University, 1992. Program for a poetry reading by Rothenberg and Jayne Cortez at the university where Clayton Eshleman taught at the time of this reading. Includes a brief bio. One sheet folded to make four pages. Near fine. [#033569] $10
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