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Kenneth Rexroth - Sky Sea Birds Trees Earth House Beasts Flowers (1973)


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Book Description: Unicorn Press, Santa Barbara, 1973. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. Love poems; a reading copy only, has been damp at some point, but the typography and the poetry are still lovely.

Book Description: Unicorn Press,, Santa Barbara, CA:, 1973. Book Condition: Paperback. Very Good+. white & black string-bound wraps, unpaginated. This book is in excellent shape, clean & bright, with sharp corners and a tight binding.

Book Description: Unicorn Press, California, 1973. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A little scuffing at tail of spine and very light shelf wear to cover.

Book Description: Unicorn Press, Santa Barbara, 1971. Original Wraps. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. An advance publication notice for the book. Hand-sewn in orange wrappers. Internal four pages contain an excerpted poem and publication information.

Book Description: Unicorn Press, Santa Barbara, California, 1973. Wrappers. Book Condition: Very Good. First Trade Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Moderate wear to extremities.

Book Description: Unicorn Press, Santa Barbara, CA, 1973. Slim paperback. Unpaginated. Black printed paper wrappers. Very Good with gift inscription on the front flyleaf, some rubbing and wear along edges and corners gently bumped.

Book Description: Soft-cover. First Edition. Unicorn Press, sewn paperback, stated: First trade edition published March 1 1973, Fine, unpaginated, POETRY.

Book Description: Unicorn Press, Santa Barbara, CA, 1973. Soft-cover. First edition. Octavo. The trade edition. [32] pp, unpaged, Japanese folded, printed in red & black, black card covers with spine and cover label, yellow fly leaves. VG. Poetry.

Book Description: [Elmer Pickard / Unicorn Press] [1973], [Santa Barbara], 1973. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition Thus. First trade edition [reprinted from the original handset, hand-printed and hand-bound edition]. Black, yellow, and white string-tied [double-folded] wrappers [Japanese long-stitch binding, without a spine as such], unpaginated, with alternating calligraphy and poetry pages. Near Fine copy with a small ding to the front cover.

Book Description: Unicorn Press, paperback, stated: First trade edition published March 1 1973, Very Good + (minor edge-wear), unpaginated, POETRY.

Book Description: Unicorn Press, Santa Barbara, California, 1973. Original Wraps. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. First Trade Edition.

Book Description: Santa Barbara, CA: Unicorn Press, 1973, Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. First trade edition, elegant in black wraps. Slight spotting to ffep and edges of pages, else very good condition.

Book Description: Santa Barbara, ND (1971), 16mo, stitched printed wrappers. Fine copy. Prints five lines of a poem and published as a promotional piece in advance of the book of the same title. Limited to 551 copies, of which this copy is 1 of 375 sewn in wrappers. The published book is fairly common, but this piece of ephemera is scarce. First Edition.

Book Description: Unicorn Press, Santa Barbara, CA, 1973. Soft-cover. First edition. Octavo. The trade edition. [32] pp, unpaged, Japanese folded, printed in red & black, black card covers with spine and cover label, yellow fly leaves. Spine label lightly yellowed, soft crease to rear corner, else fine, with ink ownership signature of important Canadian poet Miriam Waddington.

Book Description: Unicorn Press c. 1973, Santa Barbara, CA, Soft-cover. Book
Condition: Very Good. First Trade Edition. Black wrappers, with lettering in white panels; 8vo; Unpaginated pages; The first trade edition, reprinted from the original handset edition, also from this Press. Wonderful calligraphy for the ideograms opposite the texts of these haiku poems. Illustrated by Ideograms from the Chinese.

Book Description: Unicorn Press, North Carolina, 1973. Chap Book. Book Condition: As New. First Edition. Lovely hand press paperback. Dedicated to Gary Snyder. Nice condition, light crease on cover. Neat previous owner inscription, very small and tidily done on title page. A scarcer Rexroth title.

Book Description: Unicorn Press, 1973, Sky Sea Birds Trees Earth House Beasts Flowers by Kenneth Rexroth, a series of poems illustrated with calligraphic images. This is the first trade edition. Japanese long-stitch binding. Paper with stiff cover. Very good condition.

Book Description: (Santa Barbara: Unicorn Press, 1973). First trade edition. Paperbound. Soft-cover. Very good, some cover rubbing.

Book Description: Santa Barbara: Unicorn Press, 1971. limited to 150 numbered copies bound in the Chinese style from a printing of 551, this being copy #111, prospectus laid in; string-tied mustard colored cloth (hardcover), paper label to cover is slightly frayed, light moisture stain to bottom margin at gutter, else good+.

Book Description: Unicorn Press, 1973, 1973. Book Condition: Collectible - Good. COVER RUBBED, SCUFFED, SPOTTED.

Book Description: Unicorn Press, 1973, First Trade Edition, March 1, 1973 Very fine and bright wraps in highly attractive crisp text. The slightest sticker shadow to cover, barely noticeable.

Book Description: Santa Barbara: Unicorn Press (1971)., First edition. Unpaginated. Very good in Japanese style string-bound wrappers with printed paper label. One of 375 'trade' copies on Grazen paper.

Book Description: Santa Barbara: Unicorn Press, 1971., First edition. Tall 8vo. Wrappers. 1/375 trade editions hand-printed and hand-bound. Very good with a small coffee stain on the front covers.

Book Description: Unicorn Press, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Hardcover/No Jacket as issued. Hand bound with paper label on front panel. 1 of 375 trade copies printed. Gift inscription from Unicorn Press staff on front pastedown. Light foxing to top edge. Binding tight, firm. Boards straight and crisp with minor rubbing to paper.

Book Description: Unicorn Press, Santa Barbara, CA, 1971. Sewn Wrappers. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Limited Edition, 1 of 375 copies. Tall 8vo., unpaginated but 26pp., in mustard colored wrappers, with string in the Japanese style, printed paper label on front cover, calligraphic illustrations, 18-pt type was handset by Eric Smith. the Gazen paper was hand-printed by Rudy Villanueva. In near fine condition, with light wear to covers and browning to the front endpaper.

Book Description: Unicorn Press. Book Condition: Near Fine. FIRST. A NEAR FINE FIRST IN WRAPS. DAMPSTAINED. WARMLY INSCRIBED TO JAZZ MUSICIAN DICK COLLINS. Signed.

Book Description: Unicorn, 1973, Was reprinted from the original edition which was handset, hand-printed and hand-bound. Near fine perfect bound with strong square spine and crisp bright text throughout.

Book Description: Santa Barbara, CA Unicorn Press 1973. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Signed by Author(s) First trade edition after limited edition. Signed by Rexroth. Japanese hand-sewn binding. Head of spine bent. ffep clipped. Text clean Poems on verso facing calligraphic illustration. Unpaginated.

Book Description: (Santa Barbara, California: Unicorn Press, 1971), Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Original tan cloth bound in the Japanese manner, printed label, [28] pp. First edition, limited to 551 copies, as follows: 375 in paper wrappers, 26 hardbound and lettered, and 150 (including the present copy) hardbound and numbered. Printed dedication to Gary Snyder. Fine.

Book Description: Unicorn Press, Santa Barbara, 1973. Binding is Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. Inscribed (With Love, To.) and SIGNED by Rexroth. Mild bump to 1 corner. The First Trade Edition. Uncommon. INSCRIBED By the Author!.

Book Description: Unicorn Press, Santa Barbara: 1971. Hardcover. "The 18-pt type hand-set by Eric Smith. The Gazen Paper hand-printed by Rudy Villanueva." Hand-bound, Japanese style, in full cloth by Patti Field. Curious ownership stamp on inside gutter of one leaf . Number 100 of 150 numbered copies (total edition 551). Japanese style pen illustrations.

Book Description: Santa Barbara, Ca: Unicorn Press, 1971, 1971. Tan Cloth. Fine/None as Issued. First; 1/150 Numbered Copies. 8vo. Calligraphic designs facing poems. Bound in the Japanese style; paper label on front cover.

Book Description: Unicorn, 1971, First trade edition One of 375 trade paper editions, sewn on Gazen paper. Handmade throughout, 11 poems and 13 drawings by Kenneth Rexroth. Near fine and bright sewn wraps.

Book Description: Santa Barbara: Unicorn Press, (1971). 1st Edition. Of a 1st Edition of 551 copies, this copy is one of an edition of 150 numbered copies bound in the traditional Chinese style, illus. Large 8vo, cloth covered boards. Bound prospectus in wrappers laid in containing one poem with a title sheet laid into it. Book and prospectus are very fine and bright. An immensely attractive and collectible copy of this work.

Book Description: First edition. Tall 8vo., unpaginated but 26pp., in mustard coloured cloth with string in the Japanese style, paper label with printed letters on front, double leaves of text interspersed with calligraphic illustration possibly by or in the style of Gary Snyder, one of 150 hand-bound. Santa Barbara, Unicorn Press. 1973 Seemingly rare and even more so in this bright, fine condition.

Book Description: Unicorn 1971, First edition 26 copies were lettered A-Z and signed by the poet. Each copy with a sheet of the original manuscript laid in. An edition of 150 numbered copies of which this is one are also hand-bound in full cloth. This is number 27 unsigned. Very fine all around sewn cloth boards with crisp text throughout. Quite stunning.

Book Description: Santa Barbara, Unicorn Press, 1971. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Small Beautifully Realized Promotional Notice for Publication of Upcoming Book by Kenneth Rexroth. Orange paper wraps hand-bound with black string. Contains one poem from the book. 4 pages and covers. FINE. All corners pointed and binding tight, without stress creases and square. No tears, creases, bumps or chips. Cover with a few shadows (from printing?) but very clean and bright. All items carefully wrapped and sent boxed.

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Blogger AlexG said...

the addition of book catalog material takes me back to my days as a librarian.

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