With An Original Etching, Signed by Jasper Johns
ARION PRESS. STEVENS, Wallace. Poems. Selected and With an Introduction by Helen Vendler. San Francisco: The Arion Press , 1985.
Limited edition. One of 300 numbered copies for sale out of a total edition of 326 copies, this being number 230. Small folio (11 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches; 298 x 214 mm). xxviii, [1]-249, [1, blank], [1], [3, blank] pp. With frontispiece which is an original etching by Jasper Johns, signed by the artist in pencil. Titles and initial letters are handset in Dante Titling, text is composed in Monotype Bembo. On English mould-made paper by T. Edmonds. With publisher's Prospectus laid in.

Bound by the Schuberth Bookbindery of San Francisco in the publisher's half blue morocco over blue and white linen. Fore-edge and bottom edge uncut. Spine lettered in silver. Som every minor rubbing to the top of the spine. Otherwise near fine.

"The distinguished literary critic Helen Vendler made a new selection of 122 of the best and most representative of Stevens' poems. The print by Jasper Johns was his first public exposure of any of the four images from his renowned series "The Seasons". The four paintings, associated drawings, and other prints were not exhibited until several months after the publication. This book has been included in museum retrospectives of Johns' work." (The Arion Press Catalogue).

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HBS # 68565 $5,500

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