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FRUITS OF THE WORLD IN DANGER by  Glen Baxter - Paperback - Signed First Edition - 1974 - from W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera and


by Baxter, Glen

Condition: Near fine

New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1974. First Edition. Softcover. Near fine. Baxter, Glen. 11 inches tall. [7] leaves, leaves [2]-[7] printed recto only. Printed covers, side-stapled. Signed by Baxter on the title page. Wrappers lightly toned, else fine.

Six illustrations of fruits in extremis (an orange resting on a railroad track as train speeds towards it, a banana below a circular saw...), drawn by Glen "Colonel" Baxter, British artist and poet associated with the New York School. As an art student in Leeds during the early 1960s, Baxter encountered the writing of Frank O'Hara and developed an interest in New York School poetry and the mimeograph magazines then being introduced to London. After submitting some of his own pieces to ADVENTURES IN POETRY, in 1974 Baxter was invited to the U.S. to read at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery - "I stood at the lectern, dressed in a tweed suit, and began to speak. People burst into spontaneous laughter. I had arrived" (from a 2016 interview in LITERARY HUB). That same year, Gotham Book Mart began hosting shows of his work (at which Edward Gorey was an enthusiastic customer) and published two 11 x 8½-inch format books: FRUITS OF THE WORLD IN DANGER and THE HANDY GUIDE TO AMAZING PEOPLE.

  • Bookseller: W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 608
  • Author: Baxter, Glen
  • Illustrator: Baxter, Glen
  • Format/binding: Softcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Gotham Book Mart
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1974
  • Keywords: British literature, American literature, poetry, experimental poetry, mimeo revolution, New York School, New York City, art, cartoons, humor, illustrated, chapbook
  • Bookseller catalogs: Literature;


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