Item #27129 Before Your Very Eyes. Tom Raworth, Billy Jahrmarkt Charles Olson, James Koller, Ron Padgett, Jack Hirschman, Anselm Hollo, Aram Saroyan.
Before Your Very Eyes
Before Your Very Eyes

Before Your Very Eyes

London: Goliard Press, 1967. First edition. "Unsolicited manuscripts will be burned without ceremony"

4to, [12] pp. [incl. covers]. saddle-stapled. Lithographed in brown ink, printed on white card stock in various colors. Handset in Cochin and Westminster.

The only issue of one more beautiful and unusual poetry magazines of the late 60's. The stark and beautiful imagery of the cover and internal images are taken from Billy Jahrmarkt's "Rose Birth", according to the back cover. Jahrmarkt was an associate of Wallace Berman, and proprietor of the Batman Gallery. This issue includes contributions from Charles Olson, Aram Saroyan, Anselm Hollo, Jack Hirschman, Ron Padgett, and James Koller.

According to Miller & Price, this was anonymously edited by Olson [Miller & Price D67] but seems more likely to have been edited by Raworth, who was closely associated with the press.

Near fine with some minor toning and creasing to wraps and a couple light traces of soiling to back cover. Item #27129

Price: $75.00