New York: Totem Press, 1959. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 5/8 inches; 220 x 145 mm), 8 pages, in illustrated stapled wrappers.INSCRIBED by Michael McClure on the title page to book editor William Targ: "This copy for Bill Targ / and / all / cause / Baraka /published / it / Michael." The reference is to Amiri Baraka (known as LeRoi Jones until 1965), whose Totem Press published the book as Blue Plate #2 in an edition of 750 copies. Besides Targ, a previous owner of this book was poet Tony Weinberger; his signature is at top of the title page. Item #2152
CONDITION: Light soiling to wrappers, heavy toning to title page and colophon. A Very Good or better copy.