Item #12512 WAR ELEGIES. William Everson.


Waldport: Untide Press, 1944. Kemper Nowland. First edition thus. Hardcover (issued without a dust jacket). First printed edition. Leather-covered boards, gilt titling, with marbled papers; 8vo. Number "1" of 30 numbered copies using the original printed sheets; signed by Everson on the limitation page. Ads "War Elegy V" to the original mimeographed production from the previous year; printed at Camp Angel the conscientious objectors camp where Everson, Nomland, Glen Coffield, Adrian Wilson, Kenneth Patchen and others spent WW 2, and were at the beginning of the San Francisco Rennaisance. 975 copies printed, these 30 bound (likely) circa 1978. Hand-set in Goudy Light Oldstyle and Futura types and printed on Linweave Early American. Illustrated by Kemper Nomland, Jr. Leather boards have minor edgewear mostly at spine ends, else about fine. Near fine. Item #12512

Price: $350.00

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