Robert Creeley: Books & Broadsides

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Section A:
Books & Broadsides

1. LE FOU
First edition:
Columbus: Golden Goose Press, October 1952
Saddle-stapled and bound into printed and illustrated wrappers with rear french-fold in opalescent tissue dust jacket, 6” x 7.5”, 32 pages, 500 copies. Frontispiece drawing by Ashley Bryan. Creeley’s first book. Designed and printed by Richard Wirtz Emerson from type set by Frederick Eckman at the Golden Goose Press. (Novik A1)

2. THE KIND OF ACT OF
First edition:
Palma de Mallorca: The Divers Press, May 1953
Hand-sewn and bound into illustrated wrappers, 6.25” x 7.25”, 24 pages, 250 copies, hand-set and printed by Mossén Alcover. Cover by René Laubiès. (Novik A2)

3. THE IMMORAL PROPOSITION
First edition:
Karlsruhe-Durlach: Jonathan Williams, Autumn 1953
String-bound in illustrated wrappers, 9″ x 6.5″, 16 pages, 200 copies. Illustrated by René Laubiès. Printed by Verlagsdruckerei Gebr. Tron KG. Published as Jargon 8. (Novik A3)

4. THE GOLD DIGGERS
First edition:
Palma de Mallorca: The Divers Press, February 1954
Sewn and perfect-bound in illustrated wrappers, 144 pages, 5” x 6.75”, 500 copies, hand-set and printed by Mossén Alcover. Cover by René Laubiès. (Novik A4)

Second edition:
expanded edition published as The Gold Diggers and Other Stories, J. Calder, 1965.

5. A SNARLING GARLAND OF XMAS VERSE
First edition:
Palma de Mallorca: The Divers Press, 1954
100 copies, published anonymously (Novik A5)

6. ALL THAT IS LOVELY IN MEN
First edition:
Asheville: Jonathan Williams, 1955
Perfect bound in printed and illustrated wrappers, 6″ x 8″, 44 pages, 200 copies. Drawings by Dan Rice, photograph by Jonathan Williams. Signed by Creeley and Rice on the colophon page. Printed by the Biltmore Press in Asheville. Published as Jargon 10. (Novik A6)

7. IF YOU
First edition:
San Francisco: Porpoise Bookshop, 1956
Loose leaves measuring 9.5” x 12.5” in printed portfolio, 200 copies, printed by Henry Evans at the Peregrine Press. Illustrated by Fielding Dawson. Published as Poems & Pictures 8. (Novik A7)

8. THE WHIP
a. First edition, regular copies:
Worchester: Migrant Books, Summer 1957
Perfect-bound in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5″ x 6.75″, 49 pages, 500 copies. Cover design by René Laubiès. Printed by Mossén Alcover in Palma de Mallorca. Published as Jargon 26 (Novik A8)

b. First edition, hardcover copies:
Worchester: Migrant Books, Summer 1957
Cloth-covered boards with printed spine, 5″ x 6.75″, 49 pages, 100 copies. Printed by Mossén Alcover in Palma de Mallorca. Illustrated by Kirsten Hoeck. Published as Jargon 26 (Novik A8)

9. A FORM OF WOMEN
First edition:
New York: Jargon Books|Corinth Books, 1959
Perfect-bound in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8″, 64 pages, 2000 copies. Cover photograph by Robert Schiller. Printed by Heritage Printers in Charlotte. Published as Jargon 33. (Novik A9)

10. FOUR POEMS FROM A FORM OF WOMEN
First edition:
New York: Eighth Street Bookshop, 1959
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 4.25” x 6.25”, 4 pages, 300 copies. Privately printed for the friends of the Eighth Street Bookshop to celebrate the New Year, December 1959. Designed by Jonathan Williams. (Novik 10)