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What the Grass Says

By Simic, Charles




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What the Grass Says

SIMIC, Charles

San Francisco: Kayak, 1967. Softcover. Very Good. First edition. Twelve prints by Joan Abelson. Decorated wrappers. Sticker shadows on front wrap, some age-toning, very good. One of 1000 copies. Author's first book, Inscribed to poet Daniel Hoffman: "For Dan: to quote my friend Jim Harrison "This is the ugliest book ever made." Charlie. April 3, 1982."

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What the Grass Says; with 12 prints by Joan Abelson

Simic, Charles

San Francisco: Kayak, 1967. First edition. Fine. 8vo, stapled wrappers. One of 1000 copies, the entire edition of the poet's first book, designed and printed by George Hitchcock. Loosely inserted into this copy is the scarce undated four-page booklet, "Three Poems," handprinted on a single leaf, and including "The Spoon," "Tools," and "Sands."

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What the Grass Says

Simic, Charles

San Francisco: Kayak Press, (1967). First, limited edition. Paperback. One of one thousand copies. Illustrated with block-prints by Joan Abelson. Light soil to covers; faint creases and mild bumps to corners; Very Good or better. The poet's uncommon first book.

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Price: $175.00


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What The Grass Says

Simic, Charles

San Francisco: Kayak. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good +. First edition, first state of Simic's first book of poetry. VG+ in decorated wraps with some light stains to rear cover and prior owner's name to ffep.

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What The Grass Says: Poems.

Simic, Charles.

Santa Cruz::: Kayak,,, 1967.. . A Near Fine copy in illustrated paper wraps. Simic's First Book consisting of only 1000 copies. An early commentator of Simic's works noted that the substance of Simic’s earliest verse—its material referents—”are European and rural rather than American and urban...The world his poetry creates—or rather with its brilliant semantic evacuation decreates—is that of central Europe—woods, ponds, peasant furniture.”.

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What the Grass Says

Simic, Charles

Santa Cruz, CA: Kayak, 1967. First printing. Wraps. Very Good + in Wraps. Simic's first book. Charles Simic has signed this copy on the titlepage. Two small black smudges at the upper righthand corner of front cover.. Second issue binding with fuschia printing.

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Price: $165.00


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What the Grass Says

Simic, Charles

Kayak Press, 1967. First printing. With 12 multicolored woodblock prints by Joan Abelson. 1000-copy printing on multicolored paper. Staplebound. Several small wax stains to foreedge, cover lightly sunned else very good plus. Unpaginated.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Book.

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What the Grass Says.

SIMIC, Charles.

San Francisco: Kayak, [1967].. First edition, second issue.. [48 pp]. Near fine in stapled wrappers. Poems by Simic illustrated with 12 prints by Joan Abel. Simic’s first book.

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WHAT THE GRASS SAYS

Simic, Charles

Santa Cruz: Kayak Press, Circa 1972. Second Edition. Paperback. Very good. joan Abelson. Stapled wrappers with fuschia and gold printed covers; 8vo. $1.50 price on rear cover, w/ Santa Cruz address. Simic's first book, signed by the poet on the title page. Illustrated with 12 prints by Joan Abelson. Published several years after the first edition with a different publisher address and smaller size. Two small ink marks partially erased, still at least very good. Uncommon book, scarce signed.

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What the Grass SAYS

Simic, Charles

Santa Cruz California: Kayak Gray-green wraps with golden brown and bright fuchsia printing. Illustrated with 12 rather psychedelic prints in colors by Joan Abelson. The author's first book. Pages unnumbered. Points of issue for this volume are confusing with Kayak printing in both San Francisco and Santa Cruz. No date (1967). Cover edges toned, no other marks or damage. POETRY 3555. Second Issue Presumed. Paperbound. Near Fine. Illus. by Joan Abelson, 12 Prints. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Poetry Collectible.

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Price: $95.00


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What The Grass Says

Simic, Charles

San Francisco: Kayak Press, 1969. First Edition. Paperback. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" [48]pp., with illustrated grey colored saddle-stapled wraps. Illustrated with 12 prints by Joan Abelson. One of 1000 copies printed by George Hitchcock at the Kayak Press. Light shelfwear and minor dust soiling to covers, else Very Good. Simic's first book, with $1.50 price on rear cover.

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What the Grass Says

Simic, Charles

San Francisco, CA: Kayak Press, 1967. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Soft cover. Very Good++. Abelson, Joan. 12 Color, Duotone & b/w Illustrations. First Edition, first print. Very slight soiling to lower right front cover corner, but of sunning and browning to wrappers (chiefly at edges); bit of internal browning to edges. [48] pages (unpaginated). Author's first book (in "enlarged chapbook" format); contains 31 poems in all. Illustrations by Joan Abelson. One of 1000 copies (the entire edition); designed and printed by George Hitchcock at the Kayak Press. $1.50 price on back cover bottom left hand corner.

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What the Grass Says

SIMIC, Charles

Kayak, 1967-01-01. Paperback. VeryGood. . Slight tanning to covers. Covers lay flat, no folds. Pages clean, NO foxing or markings. Insides VG. Binding sturdy.

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Price: $35.00