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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

click for a larger image of item #33544, Seneca Journal Mid-Winter St. Louis, MO, Singing Bone Press, 1975. A journal within a small, 4" x 3" x 1" matchbox style box. Contents include 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. An uncommon, fragile, ephemeral work. Near fine. [#033544] $350
click for a larger image of item #33535, The Flight of Quetzalcoatl 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 Letter X of 26 lettered copies, signed by Rothenberg and by Tony Bennett, who designed the cover. Near fine in stapled wrappers. [#033535] $175
click for a larger image of item #33546, Narratives and Real Theater Pieces (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
click for a larger image of item #33531, Sightings/Lunes (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
click for a larger image of item #33557, The Lorca Variations, I-VIII 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
click for a larger image of item #33540, A Book of Testimony (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
click for a larger image of item #33552, Altar Pieces 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
click for a larger image of item #33534, Between 1960-1963 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
click for a larger image of item #33532, Ritual: A Book of Primitive Rites and Events 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
click for a larger image of item #33533, The Gorky Poems 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
(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
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
(Milwaukee), Membrane Press, 1976. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] and Caryl, "the pleasure of your company." Near fine in wrappers. [#033545] $45
(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
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] $35
(Pocket Poets Series)
San Francisco, City Lights Books, (1959). Edited and translated by Rothenberg, his first book. Rothenberg went on to became a highly regarded poet in his own right and a champion of ethnopoetics, founding the influential journal Alcheringa. Owner name. Near fine in wrappers. [#017568] $20
(Mexico), Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, 1985. Includes two poems by Rothenberg (in Spanish). Near fine in stapled wrappers. [#033568] $15
[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
click for a larger image of item #33567, That Dada Strain (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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