frauenfeld schweiz: verlag herausgeber eugen gomringer press, . First edition. Saddle-stapled softcover 8vo in publisher’s wrappers printed in red and black on red paper, with pages printed in black on newsprint. Unpaginated (32 pp.) Text in German.
Second of eleven issues in the ‘konkrete poesie = poesia concreta’ series, widely regarded as one of the earliest European publications on the topic of concrete poetry. This issue featuring a collection of texts without commas by Helmut Heissenbüttel. Includes trade advertisements on the last five pages.
Series edited and published by Eugen Gomringer, a founding member of concrete poetry, and consisted of eleven issues in total. With most issues devoted to individual concrete poets, and one issue devoted to a group of concrete poets. Gomringer’s press was one of the first to connect this international movement between Europe, South America, and the rest of the world.
Very good with partial sunning along left spine, the common age toning to pages and text block extremities on account of the inferior paper quality, and bump to crown affecting both cover and pages. Item #914