Uncommon Janus Press first edition: Three pieces connected by themes of birthing and separating. The author is an artist and printer who was apprenticed to Claire Van Vliet in 1976?77, and frequently collaborated with her before and after. The poems are illustrated with a lithograph by Johanknecht, printed from the stone by William Hunt and the artist at the University of Vermont. This is => numbered copy 9 of only 50 printed, signed at the colophon by the poet. 8vo (25.4 cm, 10").  pp.; 1 plt. Fine, The Janus Press 1975?1980, 33. Publisher's textured navy paper limp wrappers, front wrapper with silver-stamped botanical design; minimal traces of shelfwear only. Small spot of light offsetting to lithograph from an inclusion in the textured paper guard leaf opposite. Overall a clean and handsome copy of a desirable limited edition. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Birthcords: Three poems and a lithograph.
Publisher: The Janus Press
Publication Date: 1975
Book Description The Janus Press, Newark, VT, 1975. Book Condition: Fine copy. Large 8vo, original illustrated wrappers. Fine copy. First edition. One of 50 numbered copies signed by Johanknecht (the entire edition). Bookseller Inventory # 21723