GUNSLINGER: BOOK I & II - THE BINDER'S COPY & DELUXE ISSUE, SIGNED
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1968-1969. First Editions. Dorn's best-known work, a long-form political poem about a demigod cowboy travelling the American southwest. A handsome set, seldom found together in the deluxe issue. Morrow & Cooney 35c & 63c. Item #5587
Deluxe Issues. Gunslinger: Book I is one of 4 copies specially bound and designated for the author, publisher, printer, and binder, this one marked "Binder's Copy" and signed by Dorn on the colophon; Gunslinger: Book II is one of 26 lettered copies specially bound and signed by the author, this being copy 'L.' Two octavo volumes (25cm); beige full reversed natural calf and tan calf boards, with title labels mounted to spines and front covers; acetate dustjackets; [viii],51,; ,9-62,pp. Light dustiness to lower margins of pp.[vii], 2-3 in Book I, else Near Fine; lower board corners gently bumped on Book II, else Near Fine - both volumes in lightly rubbed, Near Fine dustjackets.