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[Prospectus]: Red/Gray

by Jonathan Williams

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Published
1952
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Fine
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Prospectus for Red/Gray (Jargon 3) which was published in an edition of 150 copies. This prospectus lists individuals involved (verse: Jonathan Williams; drawings: Paul Ellsworth; printing: Joel Oppenheimer's The Sad Devil Press) and directs purchasers to place orders with Dan Rice at Black Mountain College. Fine condition, never mailed, perhaps because the cuts were off—part of the final "a" in… Read more
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Amuse-Gueules for Bemused Ghouls

by Jonathan Williams

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Published
1999
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Fine
Edition
First
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Folded brochure pamphlet containing 14 short poems by Jonathan Williams, the influential poet/photographer/publisher/founder of the small press The Jargon Society. Back of the pamphlet includes author bio and list of past & forthcoming titles in the series. Printed in a numbered edition of 750 copies.
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The Poems of Alfred Starr Hamilton

by Alfred Starr Hamilton

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Published
1970
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Fine
Edition
First
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$125.00

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Jargon 49. Poems with an introduction by Geof Hewitt and drawings by Philip Van Aver. Beautifully bound in alternating sections of white and gray paper. Hardcover with a cream dust jacket, featuring an illustration on the front and author photograph by Simpson Kalisher on the back. Jacket slightly age toned and price clipped.
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Sappho's Raft

by Thomas Meyer

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Published
1982
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New
Edition
First
ISBN
9780912330518
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$30.00

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Jargon 99. Thomas Meyer's third book of poetry for the Jargon Society. One of 450 bound in cloth over board, issued without dust jacket. Frontispiece by David Hockney ("Tom listening to Ravel's L'Enfant et les sortilèges"). Bright, clean text within, set in Garamond printed on Mohawk Superfine paper in black and purple ink. Five abstract illustrated pages. 105 + [3]… Read more
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Jonathan Williams: The Lord of Orchards

by Jeffrey Beam and Richard Owens, editors

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Published
2017
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New
Edition
First
ISBN
9781632260871
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This book of essays, images, and shouts aims to bring new eyes and contexts to Jonathan Williams' influence and talent as poet and publisher, but also heighten appreciation for the other facets of his life and art. One might call his life a poetics of gathering, and this book a first harvest. Paperback, 469 pages. NEW.
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The Poems of Alfred Starr Hamilton

by Alfred Starr Hamilton

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Published
1970
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Fine
Edition
First
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$100.00

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Jargon 49. Poems with an introduction by Geof Hewitt and drawings by Philip Van Aver. Beautifully bound in alternating sections of white and gray paper. Softcover bound in black wraps with a cream dust jacket, featuring an illustration on the front and author photograph by Simpson Kalisher on the back. Jacket slightly age toned and price clipped.
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Joys & Perplexities

by Lou Harrison

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Published
1992
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New
Edition
First
ISBN
9780912330747
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$30.00

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Jargon 110. Poems with black-and-white interior decorations (drawings) by Lou Harrison. Bound in white wrappers with striking bright red endpapers and pictorial dust jacket featuring a cover photograph by David Harmony. NEW, from publisher's stock.
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The Roman Sonnets of Giuseppe Gioachino Belli

by Giuseppe Gioachino Belli, translated by Harold Norse

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Published
1960
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Fine
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$50.00

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Jargon 38. 8vo. Poems translated by Harold Norse, with a preface by William Carlos Williams, introduction by Alberto Moravia, and a collage on the title page spread by Jean-Jacques Lebel, after prints of Pinelli. Letterpress printed by Igal Roodenko. [72] pages. One of 2000 copies bound in pictorial wraps featuring cover by Ray Johnson. A very fine, tight copy of… Read more
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Spring of the Lamb

by Douglas Woolf

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Published
1972
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Fine
Edition
First
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Jargon 73. Oblong 8vo with text printed on mustard yellow pages. Text accompanied by 'Broken Field Runner: A Douglas Woolf Notebook' by Paul Metcalf. [56] pages. Bound in glossy pictorial wrappers with French flaps. Front and back covers featuring two photographs by Ralph Eugene Meatyard, with intentional red and blue marker on the front, as issued. Fine condition.
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Just Friends/Friends And Lovers

by Joel Oppenheimer

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Published
1980
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780912330266
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$20.00

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Jargon 57. A collection of Joel Oppenheimer's poems which were published by Jargon in 1980 and written from 1959-1962, only a short time after Joel's tenure at Black Mountain College. 87 pages. Bound in tan cloth with a cream dust jacket featuring a cover photograph by Bob Adelman. Dust jacket has some wear, scuffs, creases, tears, and a price sticker… Read more
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Heart's Gate

by William Innes Homer, editor

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Published
1982
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New
Edition
First
ISBN
9780912330488
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Jargon 95. Collected correspondence, with a few facsimile images and photographs scattered throughout. Bound in silver wrappers with pictorial dust jacket, which "incorporates one of Aaron Siskind's walls from Martha's Vineyard, evocative of the granitic power of the New England landscape." -Jonathan Williams, on front flap. 87 pages. NEW from publisher's stock.
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Letters to Jargon

by Andrew Rippeon, editor

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Published
2019
Condition
New
Edition
First
ISBN
9780817359348
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$39.95

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A collection of all the known correspondence between poet Larry Eigner and Jonathan Williams, the influential publisher of Jargon Society. Edited and introduced by Andrew Rippeon. 348 pages, bound in glossy illustrated wrappers. New. Eigner's correspondence with Williams began in the early 1950s, as the two were in conversation over the manuscript of On My Eyes, published by Jargon in… Read more
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A Hornet's Nest

by Jonathan Williams

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Published
June 1, 2008
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New
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First
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Jargon 108. A compilation printed on the occasion of a celebration of Jonathan Williams' life at Skywinding Farm, Happy Hill, Scaly Mountain, near Highlands, NC. 32 pages. Stapled in double wrappers (one plain stiff burgundy; one pictorial, with front cover drawing by James McGarrell). Frontispiece art by Sandra Reese.
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Letter in a Klein Bottle

by John Menapace

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Published
1984
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New
Edition
First
ISBN
9780912330563
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$25.00

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Jargon 97. A sequence of 60 photographs by John Menapace, published in September 1984 in conjunction with an exhibition by the photographer at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh. Introduction by Donald B. Kuspit. Afterword by Jonathan Williams. [8], 60, [16] pages. Bound in warm gray cloth with pictorial dust jacket. NEW, from publisher's stock.
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Letter in a Klein Bottle

by John Menapace

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Published
1984
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780912330563
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$15.00

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Jargon 97. A sequence of 60 photographs by John Menapace, published in September 1984 in conjunction with an exhibition by the photographer at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh. Introduction by Donald B. Kuspit. Afterword by Jonathan Williams. [8], 60, [16] pages. Bound in warm gray cloth with pictorial dust jacket. A fine copy unfortunately in a poor dust… Read more
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Points of Departure

by Phillip March Jones

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Published
2011
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New
Edition
First
ISBN
9780912330860
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Jargon 114. Stunning collection exploring altars built in memory of loved ones lost on the roadside, captured in a freshly archaic photo medium. Foreword by Thomas Meyer. 185 pages plus index. Bound in gray cloth & issued without dust jacket. NEW.
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Jargon at Forty

by Jonathan Williams, Robert J. Bertholf

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Published
1991
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New
Edition
First
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Catalog for "An Exhibition and Celebration" of Jargon Society books at the Poetry/Rare Books Collection of SUNY Buffalo, October 18-19, 1991. Contains texts by Jonathan Williams and Robert J. Bertholf, and a Jargon Society checklist compiled by J. M. Edelstein (1979) with additions by Michael Basinski (1991). [36] pages, including 16 duochrome photographs. Stapled into plain cream paper wrappers. Staples… Read more
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DBA at 70

by Jonathan Williams, editor

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Published
1989
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
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$10.00

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Jargon 103. A collection of well wishes, anecdotes and musings assembled by Jonathan Williams to celebrate the 70th birthday of Donald B. Anderson, "the Polymathic, Panoramic Proteus of the Pecos Valley." Bound in glossy wrappers, with polaroids by Jonathan Williams on front and back covers. Design by Jonathan Greene. [64] pages. One of 700 copies. Spine faded from light, else… Read more
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A Still Life

by Thomas A. Clark

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Published
1977
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
ISBN
9780912330129
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$50.00

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Jargon 86. With Six Variations on a Chrysanthemum of William Morris, by printmaker Ian Gardner. Printed on lovely pale yellow Abbey Mill Pale Buff paper, with pictorial stiff paper wrappers. Front cover features illustration by Gardner; author photo on back cover by Paul Joyce. [72] pages. One of 950 copies bound in paper wrappers. Light foxing to covers and edges,… Read more
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75 Life Lines

by James Broughton

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Published
1988
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780912330648
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$8.00

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Jargon 60. Designed and produced by the Arion Press in San Francisco. Cover montage by Joel Singer. Frontispiece photo by Robert Pruzan. Title page printed in red and black. [48] pages. One of 1500 copies bound in wrappers. Fine.
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