A Feeling for Leaving. Ted Berrigan.

A Feeling for Leaving

New York: Frontward Books, 1975. First Edition, First Printing. 4to, 8 1/2 x 11 inches (215 x 280 mm), [54] mimeographed pages, rectos only, in stapled wrappers. Soiling to wrappers, some edge wear, one-inch stain at fore edge. Interior clean and bright. A Very Good copy. SIGNED by Ted Berrigan on the tissue guard before the title page. A collection of poems from an edition of 400 copies, 25 of which were numbered and signed by Berrigan, plus 3 hors commerce. (Although Berrigan signed this copy, it was not actually one of the 25 signed and numbered copies.) With a hand-colored cover (as issued) by Rochelle Kraut. An attractive collection of poems by one of the key members of the New York School. SCARCE SIGNED. Item #1390

This book was published by Frontward Books, which was started by Bob Rosenthal and Rochelle Kraut. According to Rosenthal, Berrigan taught him how to use a mimeograph machine when Berrigan was teaching at Northwestern and Rosenthal was attending his classes. "In all, the press published nine mimeographed books, noteworthy for their often hand-colored covers with drawings by Rochelle Kraut," according to Steven Clay and Rodney Phillips, "A Secret Location on the Lower East Side," pages 218-219. (The New York Public Library and Granary Books, 1998).

Price: $600.00

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