Great Balls of Fire. Ron Padgett.
Great Balls of Fire
Great Balls of Fire
Great Balls of Fire
Great Balls of Fire

Great Balls of Fire

Chicago, New York, San Francisco: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. INSCRIBED by Ron Padgett (the author) and Joe Brainard (who designed the covers and provided a short afterword). A volume of poems by the important New York School poet. 8vo, 86, [1] pages in bound decorated wrappers. Near Fine, with only slight cover wear. This copy has been boldly INSCRIBED to "Harvey Donegan" by Padgett on the half-title page and INSCRIBED again to the same recipient by Brainard with illustrations on the last page. Rare decorated publisher's announcement card laid in, inviting recipients to "a party for Ron" at the Gotham Book Mart in New York. The card's design is the same as the book covers designed by Joe Brainard. A beautiful copy of the book and the party invitation. Item #1127

This is one of numerous collaborations between two well-known figures in the New York School literary and art scene. (They had begun collaborating while in high school in Tulsa, producing The White Dove Review in 1959-60.) This volume in wrappers was published simultaneously with a hardcover edition. While signed copies of the hardcover edition can be found in the market, signed copies of the wrappered issue are much less common, especially in such a nice condition as this and with the rare party invitation. SCARCE SIGNED.

Price: $425.00

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