Item #55886 RAVAGED WITH JOY: A Record of the Poetry Reading at the University of California, Davis, on May 16, 1975; [Limited edition signed by artist and printer]. William Everson, Keiji Shinohara, publisher and printer Robin Price.
RAVAGED WITH JOY: A Record of the Poetry Reading at the University of California, Davis, on May 16, 1975; [Limited edition signed by artist and printer].
RAVAGED WITH JOY: A Record of the Poetry Reading at the University of California, Davis, on May 16, 1975; [Limited edition signed by artist and printer].
RAVAGED WITH JOY: A Record of the Poetry Reading at the University of California, Davis, on May 16, 1975; [Limited edition signed by artist and printer].
RAVAGED WITH JOY: A Record of the Poetry Reading at the University of California, Davis, on May 16, 1975; [Limited edition signed by artist and printer].
RAVAGED WITH JOY: A Record of the Poetry Reading at the University of California, Davis, on May 16, 1975; [Limited edition signed by artist and printer].
RAVAGED WITH JOY: A Record of the Poetry Reading at the University of California, Davis, on May 16, 1975; [Limited edition signed by artist and printer].

RAVAGED WITH JOY: A Record of the Poetry Reading at the University of California, Davis, on May 16, 1975; [Limited edition signed by artist and printer].

Middletown, Conn: Robin Price, 1998. First edition. Number 43 of 150 copies SIGNED BY SHINOHARA and PRICE and with facsimile of Everson’s signature on title page. Prints the text of Everson’s reading including both the poems and “extemporaneous ruminations” with the narrative portions rendered into verse form by Gary Young; illustrated with expansive color woodcuts by Shinohara; designed, edited and letterpress printed by Price. Introduction by Sidney Berger, who recorded the 1975 reading from which the book was made. Bound in rich brown paper-covered boards with bear-claw illustration by Shinohara on front and an exposed long-stitch vellum spine; CD recording of Everson’s reading inside front cover; booklet of collected remembrances titled "The Experience of an Everson Reading" inside rear cover; housed in publisher’s gray linen-covered slipcase. TOGETHER WITH TWO VERSIONS of the publisher’s prospectus; notices from the press; FIVE TYPED LETTERS SIGNED from Robin Price to the collector, Allen K. Mears, INCLUDING ONE IN WHICH SHE ANSWERS IN DETAIL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PRODUCTION OF THE BOOK; and Mears’ own write-up on the book with a few penciled corrections by Price. ALSO INCLUDES a copy of “Parenthesis: The Journal of the Fine Press Book Association, Number 7, November 2002” with review of two of Price’s productions including this one pp. 49-51 (“The beauty and substance of Ravaged immerses us in the language, imagery and sound that captures William Everson’s commitment to a life directed by such an exquisite discipline of excavation and revelation.” -- Betty Bright). Altogether fine.
Item #55886

Price: $1,250.00