London and New York: Cape Golliard Press in Association with Grossman Publishers, 1971. First edition. Large 8vo in brown cloth hardcover boards with black foil stamped image on the front, gold foil letters along the spine. 144 pp. Inside brown dust jacket.
One of Cape Golliard’s most beautiful books featuring delicately typeset poetry by the talented Raworth and illustrations by Joe Brainard, one of which is in color and the rest in black and white. The color illustration features two flattened cigarette packages, one of which is the brand Camel, and the other a Cuban knock-off called Ciervo. Colophon states ‘Cigarette packets from use’. Ted Berrigan also provides an insightful and endearing review of Raworth on the back cover of the dust jacket. A highly recommended book for anyone who’s a fan of Raworth or Brainard.
Light foxing to head of text block and light wear to the bottom of the cloth cover, else fine. Dustjacket with some rubbing and a small closed tear at the top edge on the back, else fine. Item #39