Joel Oppenheimer: Books & Broadsides

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Section A:
Books and Other Separate Publications

1. THE DANCER
First edition:
Highlands: Jonathan Williams, 1951
Single sheet measuring 10″ x 7″ folded once to make a 4-page booklet, 5.75″ x 7″, 150 copies. Illustration by Robert Rauschenberg. Printed at the The Sad Devil Press by Joel Oppenheimer at Black Mountain College. Published as Jargon 2. (Butterick A1)

2. FOUR POEMS TO SPRING
First edition:
Black Mountain: Joel Oppenheimer, May 1951
Printed wrappers, 4 pages. Hand-set, printed and bound by the author at the Black Mountain College print shop. (Butterick A2)

3. THE DUTIFUL SON
a. First edition, regular issue:
Highlands: Jonathan Williams, 1956
Hand-sewn and bound into french-fold wrappers with printed label tipped on, 6.5″x 10″, 36 pages, 200 copies, letterpress printed and bound by the Windhover Press in Short Hills. Frontispiece by Joseph Fiore. Printed announcement. Published as Jargon 16. (Butterick A3)

b. First edition, “author’s edition”:
Highlands: Jonathan Williams, 1956
Hand-sewn and bound into french-fold lithographed wrappers, 6.5″x 10″, 36 pages, 30 copies, letterpress printed and bound by the Windhover Press in Short Hills. Frontispiece and cover art by Joseph Fiore. Printed announcement. Published as Jargon 16. (Butterick A3)

4. THE LOVE BIT, AND OTHER POEMS
First edition:
New York: Totem Press / Corinth Books, 1962
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8″, 48 pages. Cover by Dan Rice. (Butterick A4)


5. THE GREAT AMERICAN DESERT
First edition:
New York: Grove Press, 1966
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8″, 40 pages, Published as Evergreen Playscript #3. (Butterick A5)


6. A TREATISE
New York: Brownstone Press, 1966
(Butterick A6)

7. SIRVENTES ON A SAD OCCURRENCE
First edition:
Madison: The Perishable Press Limited, Spring 1967
Hand-sewn in printed dust jacket 6.5″ x 7.25″, 20 pages, 130 signed copies. Letterpress printed by Walter Hamady. (Butterick A7)

8. WHEN THE DRUMS STOPPED
Kriya Press, Pleasant Valley 1967
Broadside, 100 copies. (Butterick A8)

9. IN TIME: POEMS 1962-1968
Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill 1969
Hardcover issue only. (Butterick A9)

10. 17-18 APRIL 1961
Sommerville: Press of The Black Flag Raised, 1970
Folded broadside. Published as Press of The Black Flag Raised No. 5. (Butterick A10)

11. ON OCCASION
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company 1973
Paperback and hardcover issues. (Butterick A11)

12. THE WRONG SEASON
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill 1973
Hardcover issue only. (Butterick A12)

13. PAN’S EYES: STORIES
Amherst, Mulch Press, 1974
Paperback and hardcover numbered and signed issues. (Butterick A13)

14. THE LESSON; ART; HYACINTHS; NATURE
Kent: Zephyrus Image, 1974
Broadside. Printed for Kent State Arts Festival by Holbrook Teter. (Butterick A14)

15. THE WOMAN POEMS
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill 1975
Hardcover issue only. (Butterick A15)