IN THE FICTIVE WISH.

Berkeley: Oyez, 1967. Limited edition. No. 158 of 200, in original scarce plain white dust jacket. (There were also 20 lettered copies that are not listed on the colophon or in Bartlett and Campo). The papers are untrimmed and bound into orange Ingress endpapers and maroon cloth covered boards. Titling is printed in gold and black on the spine. Illustrated with a woodcut by Everson's former wife, Mary Fabilli. The book was designed and printed by Graham Mackintosh using hand-set 22 point Centaur and Arrighi type on handmade Fabriano paper and bound by the Schuberth Bindery. The text and the nearly full-page illustration are printed in black while the second half-title and section numbers are in an umber red. IN THE FICTIVE WISH was written in Cascade Locks, Oregon, in the spring of 1946, and concluded with the fourth section's poem being written in Berkeley, California in 1947. The book is fine in the original, and scarce, plain white dust jacket which is lightly soiled and slightly rubbed at the top and bottom but still very good. Laid in is the prospectus measuring 17 x 11.5 inches, folded once to make a four-page announcement. The cover is titled "from oyez," printed in umber red. The inside contains a brief introduction by Brother Antonius. In it he says that "In The Fictive Wish" is the last poetry he wrote during the three-and-a-half years he was under conscription in Oregon's conscientious objector's camp. Facing the introduction and printing information about Graham Mackintosh's work is the handsome woodcut illustration of a woman arising from water, executed by Mary Fabilli, along with the first five line of section I's poem. Printed on mouldmade paper.
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Price: $125.00