Topanga, CA: The Love Press, 1968. First Edition. Charming edition of McClure's long poem, written in his signature "beast language". A slim yet visually appealing production from Herms's Topanga-based Love Press. Considerably less common than the ubiquitous piracy published by Runcible Spoon, with no examples for sale in the trade, and roughly one third of the entire run held in institutional hands. Item #2755
Limited Issue, one of 63 numbered copies (from a total print run of 150 copies) signed by the author, this being copy no.19. Oblong octavo (22cm); string-tied illustrated wrappers; pp; title page and cover designed by George Herms. Subtle toning to wrapper extremities, with a handful of tiny spots to same; Very Good+.