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Richard Brautigan – Books and Broadsides

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SECTION A:
This index includes books, chapbooks, booklets and broadsides; excluding translations


1. Brautigan, Richard. THE RETURN OF THE RIVERS *
brautigan_returnFirst edition:
San Francisco: Inferno Press, May 1957
Broadside tipped into wrappers with tipped on label, 6″ x 9″, 4 pages, 100 signed copies.
(Barber 4)

Contents: “The Return of the Rivers” [collected in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster (Barber 26)]

2. Brautigan, Richard. THE GALILEE HITCH-HIKER
a. First edition:
San Francisco: White Rabbit Press, May 1958
Hand-sewn in printed and illustrated wrappers, 6.5″ x 8.5″, 16 pages, 200 copies, printed by Joe Dunn, cover illustration by Kenn Davis.
(Barber 7)

b. First edition, reprint issue:
San Francisco: The Cranium Press, December 1966
Hand-sewn in printed and illustrated wrappers, 6.5″ x 8.5″, 16 pages, 700 copies (plus 16 numbered, signed and illustrated copies), cover illustration by Kenn Davis. Published as an “or book” by David Sandberg. Prospectus issued  announcing this reprint and featuring a signed drawing of a fish by Brautigan reproduced in facsimile.
(Barber 7)

Contents: “The Galilee Hitch-Hiker”  [collected in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster (Barber 26)]

Note: The Galilee Hitch-Hiker” is a single poem, with nine separate parts: “The Galilee Hitch-Hiker”, “The American Hotel”, “1939”, “The Flowerburgers”, “The Hour of Eternity”, “Salvador Dali”, “A Baseball Game”, “Insane Asylum”, “My Insect Funeral”

3. Brautigan, Richard. LAY THE MARBLE TEA
a. First edition:
San Francisco: Carp Press, April-May 1959
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 16 pages, 500 copies, cover illustration by Kenn Davis.
(Barber 11)

Contents: “Portrait of the Id As Billy The Kid”, “Sonnet”^, “The Chinese Checker Players”^, “Portrait of a Child-Bride on Her Honeymoon”, “Hansel and Gretel”, “April Ground”, “The Ferris Wheel”, “Night”, “Cyclops”^, “The Escape of the Owl”, “In a Cafe”^, “Fragment”, “Herman Melville in Dreams, Moby Dick in Reality”, “Kafka’s Hat”^, “Yes, the Fish Music”^, “Cantos Falling”, “The Castle of the Cormorants”^, “Feel Free to Marry Emily Dickinson”, “Cat”, “A Childhood Spent in Tacoma”, “To England”^, “A Boat”^, “Geometry”, “The Twenty-Eight Cents for My Old Age”
[^collected in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster (Barber 26)]

a. First edition, second printing:
San Francisco: Carp Press, 1960

4. Brautigan, Richard. THE OCTOPUS FRONTIER
First edition:
San Francisco: Carp Press, 1960
Saddle-stapled in printed and pictorial wrappers, 5″ x 7″, 20 pages, cover photograph by Gui de Angulo.
(Barber 12)

Contents: “The Sawmill”^, “1942”^ [previously published in J, No. 5], “The Wheel”^, “The Pumpkin Tide”^ [previously published in J, No. 4], “The Sidney Greenstreet Blues”^ [previously published in J, No. 4], “The Quail”^, “The Symbol”^, “A Postcard from Chinatown”^ [previously published in Foot, No. 1], “Sit Comma and Creeley Comma”^, “The Rape of Ophelia”^ [previously published in Foot, No. 1], “The Last Music Is Not Heard” [previously published in Foot, No. 1], “The Octopus Frontier”, “The Potato House of Julius Caesar”, “The Fever Monument”* [previously published in J, No. 1], “The Winos on Potrero Hill”^, “Mike”, “Horse Race”^ [previously published in Foot, No. 1], “The Old Folk’s Home”, “The Postman”^, “Surprise”^ [previously published in J, No. 4], “The Nature Poem”^ [previously published in Foot, No. 1], “Private Eye Lettuce”^
[^collected in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster (Barber 26)]

5. Brautigan, Richard. A CONFEDERATE GENERAL FROM BIG SUR *
a. First edition:
New York: Grove Press, 1964
Hardcover in cloth-bound boards with gilt-stamped spine in dust jacket, 159 pages, cover illustration, “The Next to Last Confederate General”, by Larry Rivers. Brautigan’s first published novel.
(Barber 70)

b. First English edition:
Jonathan Cape, 1970
(Barber 71)

Note: Brautigan’s first published novel.

6. Brautigan, Richard. SEPTEMBER CALIFORNIA *
First edition:
San Francisco: San Francisco Arts Festival Commission, 1964
Broadside, 12.75″ x 20″, 300 copies, letterpress printed by East Wind Printers for the San Francisco Arts Festival Commission. Illustrated by Richard Correll. Laid into a portfolio entitled San Francisco Arts Festival: A Poetry Folio, 1964
(Barber 15)

Contents: “September California” [collected in Revenge of the Lawn (Barber 180)]

7. Brautigan, Richard. KARMA REPAIR KIT *
First edition:
San Francisco: The Communication Company, April 1967
Broadside, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph printed.
(Barber 16)

Contents: “Karma Repair Kit” [collected in All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (Barber 22)]

8. Brautigan, Richard. ALL WATCHED OVER BY MACHINES OF LOVING GRACE *
First edition:
San Francisco: The Communication Company, April 1967
Broadside, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph printed.
(Barber 17)

Contents: “All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace” [collected in All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (Barber 22)]

9. Brautigan, Richard. FLOWERS FOR THOSE YOU LOVE *
First edition:
San Francisco: The Communication Company, April 1967
Broadside, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph printed.
(Barber 18)

Contents: “Flowers for Those you Love” [collected in All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (Barber 22)]

10. Brautigan, Richard. LOVE POEM *
First edition:
San Francisco: The Communication Company, April 1967
Broadside, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph printed.
(Barber 19)

Contents: “Love Poem” [collected in All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (Barber 22)]

11. Brautigan, Richard. THE BEAUTIFUL POEM *
First edition:
San Francisco: The Communication Company, April 1967
Broadside, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph printed.
(Barber 20)

Contents: “The Beautiful Poem” [collected in All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (Barber 22)]

Note: written during Brautigan’s poet-in-residency at the California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena, California, January 17-26, 1967.

12. Brautigan, Richard.  ALL WATCHED OVER BY MACHINES OF LOVING GRACE *
First edition:
San Francisco: The Communication Company, April 1967
Side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers,  7″ x 8.75″, 36 pages, 1500 copies, cover photograph by Bill Brach.
(Barber 22)

Contents: “The Beautiful Poem”^, “December 24″^, “Milk for the Duck”^, “November 3″^ [previously published in O’er, No. 2], “Flowers for Those You Love”^, “San Francisco”^, “Star Hole”^, “Love Poem”^, “I Lie Here in a Strange Girl’s Apartment”^, “It’s Raining in Love”^ [previously published in Hollow Orange, No. 4], “Hey! This Is What It’s All About”^, “Our Beautiful West Coast Thing”^, “Widow’s Lament”^, “December 30″^, “Lovers”^, “A Mid-February Sky Dance”^, “Hey, Bacon!”^, “After Halloween Slump”^, “Hollywood”^, “It’s Going Down”^, “Albion Breakfast”^, “Comets”^ [previously published in Hollow Orange, No. 4], “The Pomegranate Circus”^, “My Nose Is Growing Old”^ [previously published in O’er, No. 2], “At the California Institute of Technology”^ [previously published in Totem, May 1967], “Your Catfish Friend”^, “Karma Repair Kit: Items 1-4″^, “All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace”^, “A Good-Talking Candle”^, “Nine Things”^ [previously published in Hollow Orange, No. 4], “A Lady”^, “Let’s Voyage into the New American House”^
[^collected in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster (Barber 26)]

From the copyright page: “Permission is granted to reprint any of these poems in magazines, books and newspapers if they are given away free. Bill Brock live with us a while on Pine Street. He took the photograph in the basement. It was a beautiful day in San Francisco. Some of these poems first appeared in Hollow Orange, Totem, O’er, and Beatitude. Five poems were published as broadsides by the Communication Company.”

13. Brautigan, Richard. SPINNING LIKE A GHOST ON THE BOTTOM OF A TOP, I’M HAUNTED BY ALL THE SPACE THAT I WILL LIVE WITHOUT YOU
First edition:
San Francisco: Free City Collective, October 1967
Broadside, 8.5″ x 14″, offset printed. Issued as part of Free City News, no. 1.
(Barber 35)

Contents: “Spinning like a Ghost on the Bottom of a Top, I’m haunted by all the Space that I will live without You” [collected and retitled “Boo, Forever” in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster (Barber 26)]

Note: included in an anthology of ten broadside poems, Free City News, No. 1, published by the Diggers in October 1967; also issued separately.

14. Brautigan, Richard. TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA *
a. First edition:
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1967
Perfect-bound in printed and photo-illustrated wrappers, 112 pages, 2000 copies, cover photo by Erik Weber. Published as Writing 14.
(Barber 79)

b. First English edition:
London: Jonathan Cape, 1970
(Barber 80)

Note: Brautigan’s second published novel, Trout Fishing in America was the novel that launched his rise to literary fame, and is still considered by many critics as his defining literary work. Dedicated to Jack Spicer and Ron Loewinsohn.

15. Brautigan, Richard. PLEASE PLANT THIS BOOK
First edition:
Santa Barbara: Graham Mackintosh, 1968
Printed and illustrated folder with eight printed seed packets (each with a different poem) laid in, 6.25″ x 7″, 1500 copies, printed by Graham Mackintosh, typography by J.S. Brooke, cover photographs of Caledonia Jahrmarkt by Bill Brach.
(Barber 23)

Contents: “California Native Flowers”, “Shasta Daisy”, “Calendula”, “Sweet Alyssum Royal Carpet”, “Parsley”, “Squash”, “Carrots”, “Lettuce”

Note: The front of each packet was printed with a poem titled for the type of seeds (four of flowers, four of vegetables) contained in that packet. Planting instructions were printed on the back, the same for all eight packets.

16. Brautigan, Richard. THE SAN FRANCISCO WEATHER REPORT
a. First edition:
San Francisco: Graham Mackintosh, 1968
Broadside, 8″ x 13″, 2500 copies, letterpress printed by Graham Mackintosh
(Barber 24)

b. First edition, second printing:
Goleta: Unicorn Books, 1969
Broadside, 9″ x 12″
(Barber 24)

Contents: “The San Francisco Weather Report” [collected in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster (Barber 26) as “Gee, You’re So Beautiful That It’s Starting to Rain”]

17. Brautigan, Richard. THE PILL VERSUS THE SPRINGHILL MINE DISASTER *
a. First edition, regular copies:
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1968
Perfect-bound in photo-illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8″, 108 pages, cover photo by Edmund Shea. Published as Writing 20.
(Barber 26)

b. First edition, numbered and signed copies:
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1968
Hardcover in paper-bound boards with gilt-stamped cloth backstrip, 108 pages, 50 numbered and signed copies. Binding by Schuberth Bookbindery. Published as Writing 20.
(Barber 26)

c. First English edition:
London: Jonathan Cape, 1970
(Barber 27)

Contents: in addition to thirty-eight previously uncollected poems, The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster includes The Return of the Rivers (May 1957), all nine parts of The Galilee Hitch-Hiker (1958), nine poems from the Lay The Marble Tea (1959), seventeen poems from The Octopus Frontier (1960), and all thirty two poems from All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (1967).

18. Brautigan, Richard. IN WATERMELON SUGAR *
a. First edition, regular copies:
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1968
Perfect-bound in printed and photo-illustrated wrappers, 138 pages, cover photograph by Edmund Shea. Published as Writing 21.
(Barber 106)

b. First edition, numbered and signed copies:
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1968
Hardcover in paper-bound board with cloth backstrip and gilt-stamped spine, 138 pages, 50 numbered and signed copies.
(Barber 106)

c. First English edition:
London: Jonathan Cape, 1970
(Barber 107)

Note: Brautigan’s third published novel.

19. Brautigan, Richard. ROMMEL DRIVES ON DEEP INTO EGYPT *
a. First edition, regular copies:
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, April 1970
Perfect-bound in printed and photo-illustrated wrappers, 85 pages. Cover photo by Edmund Shea of Beverly Allen in a playground on the Panhandle of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
(Barber 36)

b. First edition, hardcover copies:
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, April 1970
Hardcover in photo-illustrated boards in dust jacket, 85 pages. Cover photo by Edmund Shea of Beverly Allen in a playground on the Panhandle of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
(Barber 36)

c. First English edition:
London: Picador-Pan books, 1973
(Barber 37)

Contents: a collection of eighty-five poems

20. Brautigan, Richard. FIVE POEMS *
First edition:
Berkeley: Serendipity Books, Spring 1971
Broadside, 17″ x 11″. Issued as a keepsake for the 1971 International Antiquarian Book Fair in New York City.
(Barber 42)

Contents: “A Legend of Horses” [uncollected], “Toward the Pleasures of a Reconstituted Crow”^, “A Moth in Tucson, Arizona”^, “Death Like a Needle”^, “Heroine of the Time Machine”^
[^collected in Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork (Barber 56)]

21. Brautigan, Richard. THE ABORTION: AN HISTORICAL ROMANCE 1966 *
a. First edition, regular copies:
New York: Simon and Schuster, March 1971
Perfect-bound in printed and photo illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.25″, 226 pages, cover photo by Edmund Shea.
(Barber 116)

b. First edition, hardcover copies:
New York: Simon and Schuster, March 1971
Hardcover in printed cloth-bound boards in printed and photo-illustrated dust jacket, 226 pages, cover photo by Edmund Shea.
(Barber 116)

c. First English edition:
London: Jonathan Cape, 1973
(Barber 117)

Note: Brautigan’s fourth published novel.

22. Brautigan, Richard. REVENGE OF THE LAWN: STORIES 1962-1970 *
a. First edition:
New York: Simon and Schuster, October 1971
Hardcover in cloth-bound boards in dust jacket, 5.75″ x 8.25″, 174 pages, cover photograph by Edmund Shea.
(Barber 180)

b. First English edition:
London: Jonathan Cape, 1972
(Barber 181)

Contents: a collection of sixty-two stories, this was Brautigan’s first, and only, published book of stories.

23. Brautigan, Richard. THE HAWKLINE MONSTER: A GOTHIC WESTERN *
First edition:
New York: Simon and Schuster, September 1974
Hardcover in gilt-stamped cloth-bound boards in dust jacket, 216 pages, dust jacket illustration by Wendell Minor.

Note: Brautigan’s fifth published novel.

24. Brautigan, Richard. LOADING MERCURY WITH A PITCHFORK *
First edition:
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1975
Hardcover in cloth-bound boards in dust jacket, cover photo by Erik Weber.
(Barber 56)

Brautigan poems: a collection of ninety-four poems; the poems were grouped in eight titled sections and featured the crow as a dominant figure throughout.

25. Brautigan, Richard. WILLARD AND HIS BOWLING TROPHIES: A PERVERSE MYSTERY *
First edition:
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1975
Hardcover in gilt-stamped cloth-bound boards in dust jacket, 167 pages, dust jacket illustration by Wendell Minor.

Note: Brautigan’s sixth published novel.

26. Brautigan, Richard. SOMBRERO FALLOUT: A JAPANESE NOVEL *
First edition:
New York: Simon and Schuster, September 1976
Hardcover in printed paper-bound boards in dust jacket, 187 pages, dust jacket illustration by John Ansado.

Note: Brautigan’s seventh published novel.

27. Brautigan, Richard. DREAMING OF BABYLON: A PRIVATE EYE NOVEL 1942 *
First edition:
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1977
Hardcover in gilt-stamped cloth-bound boards in dust jacket, 220 pages, dust jacket illustration by Craig Nelson.

Note: Brautigan’s eighth published novel.

28. Brautigan, Richard. JUNE 30TH, JUNE 30TH *
First edition:
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, August 1978
Hardcover in paper-bound boards in dust jacket, 99 pages, cover illustration by Walter Harper adapted from a photograph by Erik Weber of the Japanese immigration stamp in Brautigan’s passport.
(Barber 64)

Brautigan poems: a collection of seventy-seven poems, dated from May and June 1976, they form a poetic travel diary of Brautigan’s relationship with Japan, which he first visited during this time period. The form of this book follows the Japanese tradition of haibun, a collection of haiku gathered into a story line.

29. Brautigan, Richard. THE TOKYO-MONTANA EXPRESS *
a. First edition:
New York: Targ Editions, December 1979
Hardcover in cloth-bound gilt-stamped boards in glassine dust jacket, 350 signed copies, designed and hand-printed by Leonard Seastone at Tideline Press.

b. First edition, second printing:
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1980

30. Brautigan, Richard. SO THE WIND WON’T BLOW IT ALL AWAY *
First edition:
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1982
Hardcover in paper-bound boards with cloth backstrip in dust jacket, 131 pages, cover photo by Roger Ressmeyer.

Note: Brautigan’s ninth published novel.

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Carl Larsen – Contributions to Books and Anthologies

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SECTION B:
This index includes contributions to books and anthologies

1. FOUR NEW POETS, edited by Leslie Woolf Hedley
brautigan_fourSan Francisco: Inferno Press, 1957
First edition, perfect-bound illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8″, 34 pages.
Contributors include Martin Hoberman, Carl Larsen, Richard Brautigan, and James M. Singer. Brautigan’s first book appearance.

2. EYE POEMS, edited by E.V. Griffith
Eureka: Hearse Press, (c. 1960)
First edition, saddle-stapled wrappers in illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 16 pages, 100 numbered copies.
Contributors include Farley Gay, James M. Singer, Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin, Carl Larsen, E.V. Griffith, Charles Shaw, Shirley Summerfruct, Mason Jordan Mason.

3. BEAT GENERATION COOK-BOOK, edited by Carl Larsen and James M. Singer Jr.
New York: 7 Poets Press, 1961
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets tipped in to illustrated wrappers, 5.75″ x 8.75″, 36 pages, offset printed. Includes printed ads for other 7 Poets Press books including Bukowski’s Longshot Poems for Broke Players.

4. 3 ONE ACT PLAYS, edited by Chris Torrance
Torrance: Hors Commerce Press, July 1964
First edition, side-stapled sheets in printed cover with library-tape binding, 8.5″ x 11″, 150 numbered copies.
Contributors include Kirby Congdon, Carl Larsen, d.a. levy.

5. IN A TIME OF REVOLUTION: POEMS FROM OUR THIRD WORLD, edited by Walter Lowenfels
New York: Vinatage Books, 1969
First edition, paperback original.
Contributors include: Carol Berge, Paul Blackburn, Grace Butcher, Diane Di Prima, Will Inman, Allen Katzman, Bob Kaufman, Tuli Kupferberg, Carl Larsen, d.a. levy, Clarence Major, David Meltzer, George Montgomery, Margaret Randall, Steven Richmond, Ed Sanders, William Wantling.

Robin Blaser

photo © by Helen Adams

Robin Francis Blaser (May 18, 1925 – May 7, 2009) was born in Denver, Colorado, he grew up in Idaho, and came to Berkeley, California, in 1944. There he met Jack Spicer and Robert Duncan, becoming a key figure in the San Francisco Renaissance of the 1950s and early 1960s. He moved to Canada in 1966, joining the faculty of Simon Fraser University; after taking early retirement in the 1980s, he held the position of Professor Emeritus.

Blaser is also well known as the editor of The Collected Books of Jack Spicer, which includes Blaser’s essay, The Practice of Outside. The 1993 publication The Holy Forest represents his collected poems to that date.

In 2006, Blaser received a special Lifetime Recognition Award given by the trustees of the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry, which also awards the annual Griffin Poetry Prize. Blaser won the Prize itself in 2008.


Section A: Books and Broadsides

A1. APPARITORS
First edition:
San Francisco: Auerhahn Press 1963
Broadside, 13″ x 20″, 300 copies, signed by the author and artist. Illustration by Fran Herndon.

Note: Issued as part of the 17th Annual San Francisco Arts Festival: A Poetry Folio 1963, which contained 8 broadsides in a paper folio.

A2. Blaser, Robin. THE MOTH POEM
a. First edition, regular copies:
San Francisco: Open Space, December 1964
Side-stapled and glued into printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.25″, 32 pages, 288 copies, letterpress printed by Graham Mackintosh.
(Johnston A21)

b. First edition, hand-colored copies:
San Francisco: Open Space, December 1964
Side-stapled and glued into printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.25″, 32 pages, 12 copies with hand-colored end papers by the author, letterpress by Graham Mackintosh.
(Johnston A21)

c. Second edition:
San Francisco: Open Space, December 1964
Side-stapled and glued into printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.25″, 32 pages, 288 copies, offset printed in letterpress wrappers by Graham Mackintosh.
(Johnston A23)

A3. LES CHIMERES
a. First edition, regular copies:
San Francisco: Open Space, 1965
Saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.25″, 32 pages, 500 copies, letterpress printed.
(Johnston A27)

b. First edition, hardcover copies:
San Francisco: Open Space, 1965
Hardcover in printed dust jacket, 5.5″ x 8.25″, 32 pages, 26 lettered and signed copies, letterpress printed.
(Johnston A27)

A5. CUPS
a. First edition, regular copies:
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1968
Stapled printed wrappers, 24 pages, 1000 copies, letterpress printed. Published as Writing 17.

b. First edition, hardcover copies:
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1968
Hardcover, 24 pages, 40 numbered and signed copies, letterpress printed. Published as Writing 17.

A6. IMAGE NATIONS 1-12 & The Stadium of the Mirror
London: Ferry Press, 1974

A7. Image Nations 13 & 14
North Vancouver: Cobblestone Press, 1975

A8. Harp Trees
Vancouver: Sun Stone House & Cobblestone Press, 1977

A9. Image Nation 15: The Lacquerhouse
Vancouver: W. Hoffer, 1981

A10. Syntax
Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1983

A11. The Faerie Queene and The Park
Vancouver: Fissure Books, 1987

A12. Pell Mell
Toronto: Coach House Press, 1988

A13. The Holy Forest
Toronto: Coach House Press, 1993

A14. Nomad
Vancouver: Slug Press, 1995

A15. Wanders, with Meredith Quartermain
Vancouver: Nomados, 2002


References consulted:

Alastair Johnston. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WHITE RABBIT PRESS
Berkeley: Poltroon Press in association with Anacapa Books, 1985

Auerhahn Press: Commissioned Publications

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Section C:
This index collects commissioned publications printed by Auerhahn Press for various publishers and private parties from 1961 through 1965.


1. SAN FRANCISCO TRIBUTE TO KENNETH PATCHEN
patchen_tributeFirst edition:
San Francisco: (Auerhahn Press), 1961
Hand-sewn in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8″, 8 pages, printed at the Auerhahn Press. Program for memorial service, includes illustrated Patchen poem. (Auerhahn 9)

2. Pomeroy, Ralph. STILLS & MOVIES
pomeroy_stillsFirst edition:
San Francisco: Gesture Press, 1961
Perfect-bound in illustrated wrappers, 6.25″ x 9″, 41 pages, 500 copies printed at the Auerhahn Press. Cover art by Harold Bruder. (Auerhahn 11)

Note: Printed announcement issued.

3. Suffin, Arnold. RESURRECTION
suffin_resurrectionFirst edition:
San Francisco: Arnold Suffin, 1961
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.25″ x 8″, 40 pages, 200 copies, printed at the Auerhan Press. (Auerhahn 12)


4. Racine, Jean. BRITTANICUS
racine_britannicusFirst edition:
San Francisco: Folio 1, 1962
Hardcover in cloth-covered boards, 6.25″ x 8.25″, 87 pages, 300 numbered copies, printed at the Auerhahn Press, bound by the Schuberth Bindery. Block prints by Tanya Lohman. (Auerhahn 16)

Note: Printed announcement issued.

5. Magistretti, Paul. NOTES OF WHAT I CAN’T BE, OF WHAT I AM
magistretti_notesFirst edition:
San Francisco: The New Gnu Press, 1962
Perfect-bound in printed wrappers, 4.25″ x 7″, 40 pages, 400 numbered copies, printed at the Auerhahn Press. (Auerhahn 25)

Note: Printed announcement issued.

6. Hillsborough Garden Club. PLANTS FOR PICKING
San Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1963
(Auerhahn 26)

7. Magowan, Robin. VOYAGE NOIR
magowan_voyageFirst edition:
Seattle: Robin Magowan, 1962
Hand-sewn in printed wrappers, 6″ x 8.5″, 36 pages, 500 copies, printed at the Auerhahn Press. Cover illustration by Hervé Télémaque. (Auerhahn 27)

8. Powell, Roxie. DREAMS OF STRAW
powell_dreamsFirst edition:
San Francisco: Roxie Powell,1963
Hand-sewn printed wrappers, 4.5″ x 6.75″, 16 pages, 250 copies, printed by Dave Haselwood and Charles Plymell at the Auerhahn Press. (Auerhahn 28)

9. Black, M. Graham. M. GRAHAM BLACK SENDS HIS OWN VERSES…
First edition:
San Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1963
Hand-sewn in printed wrappers, 4.75″ x 6.5″, 8 pages, 100 copies, printed at the Auerhahn Press. (Auerhahn 29)


10. Elvin, Steve. DRAWINGS OF A PEYOTE BOY
elvin_drawingsFirst edition:
San Francisco: Batman Gallery, (1963)
Printed envelope containing 8 sheets printed with line cuts (one tinted), 9″ x 11″, printed at the Auerhahn Press. (Auerhahn 30)


11. Blackley, R. John. BEYOND DUST
blackley_beyondFirst edition:
San Francisco: n.p., 1964
Perfect-bound in printed wrappers, 8″ x 10.25″, 64 pages, 175 numbered and signed copies, printed at the Auerhahn Press. (Auerhahn 31)


12. KOSHIRO ONCHI, 1891-1955: WOODCUTS
First edition:
San Francisco: Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, 1964
Perfect-bound wrappers, 6.5″ x 8.5″, 42 pages, (750 copies), printed at the Auerhahn Press. (Auerhahn 32)

13. Corrington, John William. THE ANATOMY OF LOVE…
corrington_anatomya. First edition, regular copies:
Fort Lauderdale: Roman Books, 1964
Perfect-bound in printed wrappers, 6.5″ x 9″, 86 pages, 1000 copies, printed at the Auerhahn Press. Introduction by Richard Whittington. (Auerhahn 33)

b. First edition, hardcover, signed copies:
Fort Lauderdale: Roman Books, 1964
Hardcover in paper-covered boards with cloth spine, 6.5″ x 9″, 86 pages, 50 numbered and signed copies, printed at the Auerhahn Press, bound by the Schuberth Bindery. Introduction by Richard Whittington. (Auerhahn 33)

14. Williams, Jonathan. LINES ABOUT HILLS ABOVE LAKES
williams_linesa. First edition, regular copies:
Fort Lauderdale: Roman Books, 1964
Perfect-bound in printed wrappers, 6.25″ x 9″, 27 pages, 750 copies, printed at the Auerhahn Press. Illustrated by Barry Hall. Foreword by John Wain. (Auerhahn 34)

b. First edition, hardcover, signed copies:
Fort Lauderdale: Roman Books, 1964
Hardcover in paper-covered boards with cloth spine, 6.25″ x 9″, 27 pages, 50 numbered and signed copies, printed at the Auerhahn Press, bound by the Schuberth Bindery. Illustrated by Barry Hall. Foreword by John Wain. (Auerhahn 34)

15. Johnson, Ronald. A LINE OF POETRY, A ROW OF TREES
johnson_linea. First edition, regular copies:
Highlands: The Nantahala Foundation, 1964
Perfect-bound in illustrated french-fold wrappers in glassine dust jacket,  6.5″ x 10″, 80 pages, 500 copies, printed at the Auerhahn Press, errata slip noting the omitted dedication to Olson laid in. Illustrated by Thomas George. The author’s first book. Published as Jargon 42. (Auerhahn 35)

b. First edition, hardcover, signed copies:
Highlands: The Nantahala Foundation, 1964
Hardcover in cloth-covered boards in unprinted dust jacket, 6.5″ x 10″, 80 pages, 50 numbered and signed copies, printed at the Auerhahn Press, bound by the Schuberth Bindery. Illustrated by Thomas George. The author’s first book. Published as Jargon 42.
(Auerhahn 35)

16. THE NEXUS CATALOGUE
nexus_catalogFirst edition:
La Jolla: The Nexus, 1964-65
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 4″ x 8.75″, 16 pages, printed at the Auerhahn Press. (Auerhahn 36)



Ebbe Borregaard

Ebbe Borregaard 1970Ebbe Borregaard’s work was published in the first run of White Rabbit Press in 1958 and then by Oyez using the name “Gerard Boar”, the anagrammatic pseudonym of his last name. He also appeared in several periodicals over the years and self-published some poetry and letters.

Along with his wife Joy, Ebbe owned and operated Borregaard’s Museum and Art Gallery. The idea behind establishing the venue in 1960 was to showcase the creative achievement of the Spicer circle. Helen Adam’s play SAN FRANCISCO’S BURNING was performed by Adam and her sister Pat in that first year. The following year the museum hosted a show of Jess’s work as well as a series of lectures by Duncan.

Borregaard also ran Oannes Press, publishing two titles: Helen and Pat Adam’s SAN FRANCISCO’S BURNING and James Alexander’s ETURNATURE, the latter in conjunction with Open Space.

Moving to Bolinas in 1969, Borregaard was later included in ON THE MESA: AN ANTHOLOGY OF BOLINAS WRITING published in 1971 by City Lights.


Section A:
Books and Broadsides

A1. Borregaard, Ebbe. THE WAPITIS
borregaard_wapitisFirst edition:
San Francisco: White Rabbit Press, January 1958
Hand-sewn illustrated wrappers, 6.5″ x 8.5″, 12 pages, (200 copies). Ebbe Borregaard’s first book. Cover illustration by Robert Duncan. (Johnston A4)

A2. Borregard, Ebbe. LEANTO: THE JOURNAL EXTRACT FROM THE ORIGINAL BY THE AUTHOR
First edition:
San Francisco: privately published, 1960
Illustrated french-fold wrappers, 125 copies, mimeograph. Illustrated by J. Alexander.

A3. Borregaard, Ebbe. [LETTERS TO SPRACH]
First edition:
Berkeley: privately published, 1963
Side-stapled sheets in unprinted card covers, 7″ x 10″, 58 pages, 20 copies. Preface by Ebbe Borregaard dated Christmas 1963.

Title supplied from Serendipity Books Catalogue 35, item no. 36 which also states that no more than 20 copies were printed.

A4. Borregaard, Ebbe. WHEN DID MORNING WIND RIP CALLOW FLOWERS IN MAY
First edition:
San Francisco: Arts Festival, 1964
Illustrated broadside, 12.5″ x 20″,  300 copies. Illustrated by Jess Collins.

A broadside issued as part of the 1964 San Francisco Arts Festival portfolio: A POETRY FOLIO, which contained 11 broadsides.

A5. Borregaard, Ebbe. CHILDHOOD OF DWARF CHRIST 1

First edition:
Sussex: Collection, 1969
Side-stapled illustrated wrappers, 9 copies, off-print of pages  25-36 from Collection 3 edited by Peter Riley.

A6. Boar, Gerard. SKETCHES FOR 13 SONNETS 
a. First edition, regular copies:
Berkeley: Oyez, 1969
Saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 7.75″ x 9.75″, 1600 copies, designed and printed by Graham Mackintosh.

b. First edition, hardcover copies:
Berkeley: Oyez, 1969
Hardcover, number of copies unknown, designed and printed by Graham Mackintosh.

A7. Borregaard, Ebbe. FRIDAY NIGHT PROVERBS
First edition:
Bolinas, n.d.
Broadside.


Section B:
Contributions to Periodicals and Anthologies

B1. J, No. 1, edited by Jack Spicer
mags_j01San Francisco, 1959
“Ballad for Billy Swan”, “Ballad for SAD”





B2. FOOT, No.1, edited by Richard Duerdan
mags_foot01San Francisco, September 1959






B3. LOCUS SOLUS, No. 1
1961
“Other stories of the beauty wapiti”, “wapiti 3”, “From ‘Sprach'”

B4. M, No. 2, edited by Lew Ellingham
mags_m02San Francisco: M, 1962
“October Seventh Poem”





B5. ANGEL HAIR, No. 3, edited by Lewis Warsh and Anne Waldman
New York: Angel Hair, Summer 1969

B6. COLLECTION, No. 3, edited by Peter Riley
Sussex, January 1969
“Childhood of Dwarf Christ 1”

B7. ANGEL HAIR, No. 6, edited by Lewis Warsh and Anne Waldman
New York: Angel Hair, Spring 1969

B8. EPHEMERIS, No. 2, edited by David Schaff
San Francisco, c. 1969
“Eros in Error”

B9. WRITING, No. 4, edited by Stan Persky and Dennis Wheeler
Vancouver: Georgia Straight, 1970

B10. WRITING, No. 7, edited by Stan Persky and Dennis Wheeler
Vancouver: Georgia Straight, 1971

B11. SESHETA, No. 2, edited by Andi Wachtel and Richard Downing
Surrey: Sesheta Press, Spring 1972

B12. ADVENTURES IN POETRY, No. 11, edited by Larry Fagin
New York: The Poetry Project, Spring 1974
“October Seventh Poem”


References consulted:

Alastair Johnston. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WHITE RABBIT PRESS
Berkeley: Poltroon Press in association with Anacapa Books, 1985

David Meltzer

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Wallace Berman, Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag, 1964

David Meltzer was born in Rochester, New York, and raised in Brooklyn. He began his literary career during the San Francisco Beat and Berkeley Renaissance period in California, and his work was included in the anthology, The New American Poetry 1945-1960. At the age of 20 he recorded his poetry with jazz musicians in Los Angeles and also became a singer-songwriter and guitarist for several bands during the 1960s, including The Serpent Power. He is the author of over 40 volumes of poetry, and has also published fiction and essays, and has edited numerous anthologies and collections of interviews.


David Meltzer Checklist:

Section A: Books and Broadsides
Section B: Contributions to Books and Other Publications
Section C: Contributions to Periodicals
Section D: Publications Edited and Published


Meltzer taught in the humanities and poetics programs at the New College of California in San Francisco for 30 years. In 2008, he received the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award. He was also given the Bay Area Guardian’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2012 was nominated for the Northern California Book Award in Poetry.

Diane di Prima has said, “David Meltzer is a hidden adept, one of the secret treasures on our planet. Great poet, musician, comic; mystic unsurpassed, performer with few peers.”


References Consulted:

Bohn, Dave. OYEZ: THE AUTHORIZED CHECKLIST
Berkeley: n.p., 1997

Johnston, Alastair. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AUERHAHN PRESS & ITS SUCCESSOR DAVE HASELWOOD BOOKS
Berkeley: Poltroon Press, 1976

Kherdian, David. DAVID MELTZER: A SKETCH FROM MEMORY AND DESCRIPTIVE CHECKLIST
Berkeley: Oyez, 1965

Lepper, Gary M. A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTION TO SEVENTY-FIVE MODERN AMERICAN AUTHORS
Berkeley: Serendipity Books, 1976

Morrow, Bradford and Seamus Cooney. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE BLACK SPARROW PRESS, 1966-1978
Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1981


Online Resources:

· Big Bridge – tribute to David Meltzer

Beatitude

Beatitudethe quintessential Beat magazine—was “edited & produced on a kick or miss basis by a few hardy types who sneak out of alleys near Grant Avenue—the only responsible party being: John Kelly, publisher….” The magazine was founded in 1958 by Kelly, William J. Margolis, and jazz/surrealist poet Bob Kaufman, who said it “was designed to extol beauty and promote the beatific life among the various mendicants, neo-existentialists, christs, poets, painters, musicians and other inhabitants and observers of North Beach.”

Beatitude was initially printed on a mimeo machine at Pierre Delattre’s Bread and Wine Mission. Contributors included Allen Ginsberg, Lenore Kandel, ruth weiss, Philip Lamantia, Gregory Corso Richard Brautigan, and the editors, among dozens of others. There are 34 issues in the magazine’s first incarnation.

Semina

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This index lists issues of Semina, the periodical edited by Wallace Berman; contributors are listed alphabetically


1. SEMINA, No. 1, edited by Wallace Berman
Los Angeles: Wallace Berman, 1955
Envelope measuring 4″ x 7.75″ with silver gelatin print of Cameron tipped on to the exterior, contains 8 letterpress and offset printed cards of various dimension, 150 copies.

Contributors include: E. I. Alexander [Robert Alexander], Charles Brittin, Cameron, Peder Carr, Jean Cocteau, Marion Grogan, Herman Hesse, Walter Hopps, David Meltzer.

2. SEMINA, No. 2, edited by Wallace Berman
Los Angeles: Wallace Berman, December 1957
Saddle-stapled in wrappers with offset and letterpress printed image tipped on to the front wrapper, 5.5″ x 8.5″, printed by Stone Brothers Printing [Robert Alexander and Wallace Berman].

Contributors include: John Altoon, Jack Anderson, Charles Baudelaire, Wallace Berman, Charles Brittin, Charles Bukowski, Cameron, Peder Carr, Lewis Carroll, Eric Cashen, Jean Cocteau, Judson Crews, Paul Eluard, Marion Grogan, Hermann Hesse, Walter Hopps, Marcia Jacobs, J.B. [James Boyer] May, Mike McClure, David Meltzer, John Reed, Idell T. Romero [Aya Tarlow], Rabindranath Tagore, Alexander Trocchi, Lynn Trocchi, Paul Valéry, Zack Walsh, Pantale Xantos [Wallace Berman].

3. SEMINA, No. 3, edited by Wallace Berman
San Francisco: Wallace Berman, 1958
Broadside measuring 6.5″ x 22″ folded and tipped into folder measuring 9″ x 11″ with offset and letterpress printed image tipped on to the front cover, 200 copies.

Contributors include: Mike McClure.

4. SEMINA, No. 4, edited by Wallace Berman
San Francisco: Wallace Berman, 1959
Folder measuring 8″ x 9.5″ with a half-tone of Shirley Berman tipped on to the front cover, internal letterpress printed pocket contains 23 offset lithograph, lithograph, and letterpress printed cards of various dimensions

Contributors include: I. E. Alexander [Robert Alexander], Wallace Berman, William Blake, Ray Bremser, William S. Burroughs, John Chance, Sou-ma Ch’ien (translation by Charles Guenther), Beverly Collins, Judson Crews, Charles Foster, Allen Ginsberg, Pierre Jean Jouve (translation by Howard Shulman), Robert Kaufman, Philip Lamantia, Ron Loewinsohn, Michael McClure, David Meltzer, Stuart Perkoff, John Reed, Idell T. Romero [Aya Tarlow], Charles Stark, Jules Supervielle (translation by Charles Guenther), John Wieners, Pantale Xantos [Wallace Berman], W.B. Yeats.

From the Colophon: Type handset on beat 5 x 8 Excelsior handpress / cover photo: “Wife” by W. Berman / San Francisco 1959 / Art is Love is God.

5. SEMINA, No. 5, edited by Wallace Berman
Larkspur: Wallace Berman, 1959
Folder measuring 5″ x 7.5″, internal letterpress printed pocket containing 18 offset lithograph and letterpress printed cards of various dimensions, 350 copies. Cover photo by Charles Brittin.

Contributors include: Antonin Artaud, Wallace Berman, John Chance, Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz (translated by Philip Lamantia), Kirby Doyle, John Hoffman, Larry Jordan, Robert Kaufman, Philip Lamantia, Christofer Maclaine, William Margolis, Michael McClure, Anne McKeever, David Meltzer, John Reed, Ruth Weiss, John Wieners, Pantale Xantos [Wallace Berman].

6. SEMINA, No. 6, edited by Wallace Berman
Larkspur: Wallace Berman, 1960
Folder measuring 8″ x 8.5″, internal letterpress printed pocket containing 14 offset lithograph printed cards each measuring 4.75″ x 5.75″, 335 copies. Cover photo by Wallace Berman.

Contributors include: David Meltzer

From the Colophon: The Clown a poem by David Meltzer 335 copies printed / Type handset on a warped 5 x 8 inch Handpress / Cover photo – Wallace Berman / Larkspur Calif. 1960

7. SEMINA, No. 7, edited by Wallace Berman
Larkspur: Wallace Berman, 1961
Folder measuring 5.5″ x 7.75″ with photo tipped on, internal letterpress printed pocket containing 17 offset lithograph and letterpress printed cards of various dimensions, 200 copies. Cover photo by Wallace Berman.

Contributors include: Wallace Berman

From the Colophon: ALEPH/ a gesture involving / photographs drawings & text / by Wallace Berman / 200 copies Larkspur Calif 1961 / for Shirley & Tosh / I love you

8. SEMINA, No. 8, edited by Wallace Berman
Los Angeles: Wallace Berman, 1963
Folder measuring 5.5″ x 7.25″ with photo tipped on, internal letterpress printed pocket containing 14 offset lithograph and letterpress printed cards of various dimensions, circa 200 copies. Cover image created by Dean Stockwell

Contributors include: A.A. [Antonin Artaud], W. [Wallace Berman], Cameron, K.D. [Kirby Doyle], J.K. [Jack Kerouac], M.M. [Michael McClure], I.T.R. [Idell T. Romero [Aya Tarlow]], z.w. [Zack Walsh], J.W. [John Wieners].

9. SEMINA, No. 9, edited by Wallace Berman
Los Angeles: Wallace Berman, 1964
Envelope with photo tipped on to the exterior, contains one letterpress printed card, circa 200 copies. Cover image created by Wallace Berman

Contributors include: Michael McClure

 


Note: In 1992 George Herms published a facsimile edition of Semina (Venice: Love Press, 1992) in an edition of 300 numbered copies signed by Herms and laid into a printed chipboard box with numbered and signed colophon. The facsimile re-creation took four years to print and has been assembled in the fashion of the originals: handset letterpress on scraps of colored paper, photos, pastedowns, etc.

THE SAN FRANCISCO CAPITALIST BLOODSUCKER-N

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Published during the so-called “magazine wars” of the early 1960s, George Stanley’s THE SAN FRANCISCO CAPITALIST BLOODSUCKER-N lasted just one issue. Stan Persky, Lew Ellingham, and Gail Chugg edited M, gathering contributions from a box at  Gino & Carlo’s Bar in San Francisco’s North Beach. Richard Duerden was editing FOOT; with Ron Loewinsohn he was also editing THE RIVOLI REVIEW, produced in Duerden’s apartment on Rivoli Street in the Haight-Ashbury district. Loewinsohn and Richard Brautigan soon produced another magazine, CHANGE.

As Ron Loewinsohn recalled, “Everybody seemed to have access to a mimeograph machine. You could then put out your own magazine. This was marvelous: it meant instant publication, instant reaction from people.”

It wasn’t until 1964, that Stan Persksy’s OPEN SPACE took up the publishing necessary to the Jack Spicer circle and its friends…

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