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[Berkeley], Maidu Press, [c. 1973]. "A Maidu Free Poem" broadside of the title poem of Piercy's 1973 collection. This version has one small change from the book version published in 1973 (there were several more changes in later versions). The edition of this broadside is unstated, but the broadside is marked as "1/ ." The only other Maidu Free Poems we are aware of are a 1971 Gary Snyder broadside, "Swimming Naked in the Yuba River," and "I Saw the Green Yuba Flow" by Franco Beltrametti. The Snyder was done in an edition of 200 copies; OCLC records two copies of the Beltrametti. The Maidu Press was the creation of two of Snyder's neighbors and friends, Steve Sanfield and Dale Pendell, both of them poets living on the San Juan Ridge, as Snyder was. This broadside reproduces calligraphy by Snyder, according to the Snyder bibliography. The presence of a blacked out mistake in the last line of the first stanza and the backward limitation (the copy number specified but not the number of copies, rather than vice versa) combine to suggest this is a trial copy or an unused or proof copy. We have no evidence that the edition was ever done: the Piercy bibliography lists no Maidu Press publication and OCLC shows no copies held in institutional libraries. A scarce, virtually unknown collaboration between Piercy and Snyder, both of them major American poets of the postwar era, and both associated with the counterculture of the 1960s and beyond. 8-1/2" x 11", on heavy orange paper. Shrinkwrapped with a board backing. Fine. [#033353] $650
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], [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 "6.vi.40088." Lamination peeling; very good in wrappers. [#032526] $300
(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 "6.vi.40088." 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] $80
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] $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] $50
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] $50
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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