In Advance of the Broken Arm

[New York]: C Press, 1965. Second Edition. INSCRIBED by poet Ron Padgett on the title page to artist George Schneeman and his wife: "For George and Katie / Love, kisses, smooches, slobbers, blubbers, / weeping / Ron / November 1967." A warm and significant association. Padgett (b. 1942) introduced Schneeman to the New York scene when Schneeman and his family moved to the city from Italy in the 1960s. Schneeman (1934-2009) regularly collaborated with poets and writers of the New York School, illustrating their books, magazines and broadsides. "In Advance of the Broken Arm" is Padgett's debut collection of poems, published by Ted Berrigan's C Press. This copy is the second edition (after the 1964 edition), one of 200 numbered copies, this being #140. Edited by Ted Berrigan, cover and drawings by Joe Brainard. 4to (11 x 8 1/2 inches / 280 x 216 mm), [34] mimeographed pages, in side-stapled wrappers. Light edge wear, toning and soiling to the covers, else bright and sound. A Very Good or better copy, representing a collaboration by some of the leading members of the New York School. A particularly important association between Padgett and Schneeman, who were close friends. Item #1254

Price: $500.00

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