Item #8004 [2 Works with Related Material] SELECTED POEMS 1933-1967 [and] CRISIS. H. R. | illustrations Hays, original, Gerson Leiber.
[2 Works with Related Material] SELECTED POEMS 1933-1967 [and] CRISIS
[2 Works with Related Material] SELECTED POEMS 1933-1967 [and] CRISIS

[2 Works with Related Material] SELECTED POEMS 1933-1967 [and] CRISIS

San Francisco: Kayak Book, 1968 [and] Menomonie, WI: Ox Head Press, 1969. Soft Cover. Very Good+ binding. Item #8004

Two volumes of Hays's poetry as above, both limited editions and in Very Good+ condition or better. What distinguishes this collection are 4 original drawings by Leiber (only three were used) for Crisis with an accompanying apology by Ox Head Press publisher and editor, Don Olsen, apologizing for the near 25 years delay in returning them. Additional correspondence from Olsen to Leiber at the outset of the project (all on Ox Head Press letterhead); a typescript of Hays's "Crisis" addressed in manuscript to Olsen; additionally, a card designed and printed by Fredric Aldwyn Brewer at the Raintree Press on behalf of the Indiana University Libraries, with a warm handwritten message from Brewer thanking the recipient (presumably Leiber) for an engraving, is laid into Crisis. From the collection of Gerson Leiber, the artist, engraver, sculptor, and book collector. A remarkable group that offers a look at one example of the collaborative process among writer, artists, and printers.

Price: $225.00