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The Collected Books of Jack Spicer - Edited With a Commentary by Robin Blaser


Published by Santa Barbara Black Sparrow Press 1975, 1975
From James Pepper Rare Books, Inc., ABAA (Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.)

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First Edition. Of an edition of 106 special deluxe copies signed by the bookÕs editor, Robin Blaser, this is the additional ÒPrinterÕs CopyÓ so designated on the colophon page and signed by Robin Blaser, which was presented to the bookÕs designer and printer, Graham Mackintosh. Fine in the plain acetate dust jacket enclosed in the publisherÕs slipcase. Graham MackintoshÕs press work bibliography reads like a who's who of latter twentieth century fine publishing: Black Sparrow, Oyez, Capra, Capricorn, Cadmus, Scrimshaw (among a score or more other literary houses). Then there is, of course, Graham MackintoshÕs own influential White Rabbit Press, a basis and force for todayÕs best poetry. For over forty years Graham Mackintosh has made distinguished contributions to American literary and art publishing as publisher, printer, type designer, book designer, editor, and as a writer on printing. His impact can be seen from the early nineteen-sixties at the modern renaissance of poetry in its hungry, revolutionary days of mimeo chapbooks through the revival of fine press and letterpress printing, and it continues to this day. Graham Mackintosh met seminal poet Jack Spicer in 1954. During the time Mackintosh served in the United State Marine Corps, the two continued to correspond. Upon his discharge from the service, Mackintosh enrolled in the Arts Program at San Jose State College and then transferred to University of California at Berkeley where he worked with Jack Spicer on The Linguistic Atlas of the Pacific Coast. Upon graduating, Mackintosh created his first While Rabbit publication in 1962, and continued to seriously study the arts of printing and design, His desire to learn pulled him from the Bay area for a time to Los Angeles to study with the legendary Saul Marks at the Plantin Press. As Graham MackintoshÕs reputation grew and he won printing and design awards, so did the list of distinguished publishers who sought him out to create books for them. Bookseller Inventory # 13164J

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Title: The Collected Books of Jack Spicer - Edited ...

Publisher: Santa Barbara Black Sparrow Press 1975

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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