Robert Creeley Words One of 30 copies Perishable Press

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2015-11-02 12:15:20

Lot 57: Author: Creeley, Robert. Title: Words. Place Published: (Rochester, Michigan). Publisher: (Perishable Press). Date Published: 1965. Description: 16 leaves, printed on one side only, unopened at top edge. (4to) 22.5x18 cm (9x7"), original brown cloth, lettered in black, tissue and acetate jackets. One of 30 copies. First Edition. Signed by Creeley on the title page. The third work printed by Walter Hamady for his Perishable Press Limited. Printed on fine paper made by Hamady himself, the actual printing pulled at the Rob Run Press in Rochester. The first of four collaborations between Creeley and Hamady for the Perishable Press. Rare. No copies currently in the trade and none appearing in auction records. OCLC locates 21 of the 30 copies in institutional collections leaving fewer than 10 copies potentially in private hands. Condition: A touch of wear to jackets; fine. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $2500-$3500
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