Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1971. Hardcover 4to in gray cloth boards foil stamped in white on spine and front cover. With most pages printed in black and white, some plates in color, and one tipped in foldout. Lacking dust jacket. With previous owner's Ex Libris plate affixed to front endpaper. 312 pp.
A comprehensive and globally focused survey of concrete poetry, edited by Mary Ellen Solt, with contributions by Augusto and Haroldo de Campos, Edgard Braga, Pedro Xisto, Claus Bremer, Max Bense, Hansjörg Mayer, Franz Mon, Ferdinand Kriwet, Ernst Jandl, Diter Rot (Dieter Roth), Ladislav Novák, Öyvind Fahlström, Pierre and Ilse Garnier, Henri Chopin, Julien Blaine, Jean-François Bory, Arrigo Lora-Totino, Adriano Spatola, E. M. de Melo e Castro, Salette Tavares, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Dom Sylvester Houédard (dsh), John Furnival, Robert Lax, and Emmett Williams among others. Includes an extensive introduction by Solt, manifestos and statements about concrete poetry by various artists, and short bios of each contributing artist.
Lacking original dust jacket, but otherwise a very good reference example with a few small areas of staining at crown and heel of spine and rear cover. Text block showing light sagging yet binding remains firm. Free from notes or underlining, but with some faint spotting on a few pages. Ex Libris plate affixed to front end paper annotated in red ink along bottom margin. Item #674