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cover of [Prospectus]: Red/Gray

[Prospectus]: Red/Gray

by Jonathan Williams

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Published
1952
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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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cover of Amuse-Gueules for Bemused Ghouls

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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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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cover of Sappho's Raft

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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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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cover of Jonathan Williams: The Lord of Orchards

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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cover of Joys & Perplexities

Joys & Perplexities

by Lou Harrison

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Published
1992
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New
Edition
First
ISBN
9780912330747
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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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cover of Just Friends/Friends And Lovers

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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cover of Heart's Gate

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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cover of Letter in a Klein Bottle

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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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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cover of Points of Departure

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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cover of Jargon at Forty

Jargon at Forty

by Jonathan Williams, Robert J. Bertholf

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Published
1991
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New
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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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cover of DBA at 70

DBA at 70

by Jonathan Williams, editor

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Published
1989
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Near Fine
Edition
First
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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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cover of A Still Life

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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cover of The Bang Book

The Bang Book

by Thomas Meyer

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Published
1971
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Fine
Edition
First
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Jargon 69. "A tale of the Old West & the life, death & afterlife of a badde-mann or baeddel one hundred years after the birth of the American Republic." -Thomas Meyer. Drawings by John Furnival. [48] pages. Bound in pale yellow paper wrappers with white illustrated dust jacket and acetate cover printed in silver ink. Acetate a little chipped, else… Read more
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cover of Tuscan Trees [limited edition, signed]

Tuscan Trees [limited edition, signed]

by Mark Steinmetz, Janet Lembke

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Published
2001
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New
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First, limited edition, signed
ISBN
9780912330846
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Jargon 104, LIMITED SIGNED EDITION. Black-and-white photographs by Mark Steinmetz paired with text by Janet Lembke. 44 plates. Limited edition of 50, individually numbered and signed by Mark Steinmetz and Janet Lembke. Bound in dark green cloth with matching endpapers, and gorgeous decorative paper dust jacket with paper label, protected by mylar. With original signed black-and-white print laid in. (Print… Read more
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Tuscan Trees

by Mark Steinmetz, Janet Lembke

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Published
2001
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New
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First, trade paperback
ISBN
9780912330839
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Jargon 104. Black-and-white photographs by Mark Steinmetz paired with text by Janet Lembke. Paperback edition, NEW. "Who has ever seen Italian olive oil trees this well? For the past five years or so Mark Steinmetz has been teaching in the summer photography program of the Art Department of the University of Georgia at Cortona, in Tuscany. Tuscan Trees offers a portfolio… Read more
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The Garden Prospect

by Peter Yates

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Published
1980
Condition
Good
Edition
First
ISBN
9780912330414
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$35.00

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Jargon 87. Poetry by Peter Yates, quarter bound in cloth with white pictorial dust jacket. Silverpoint illustrations by Susan Moore. Introduction by Peyton Houston. 89 pages. Some shelf wear including small tears in dust jacket.
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cover of Blithe Air

Blithe Air

by Elizabeth Matheson, Jonathan Williams

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Published
1995
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New
Edition
First
ISBN
9780912330761
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Jargon 112. Full-page black-and-white photographs, reproduced in 300-line screen extended-range duotone by The Stinehour Press. Designed by Elizabeth Matheson and John Menapace (to whom the book is also dedicated.) "Illuminations & Pyrotechnic Display" (text & collected quotations) by Jonathan Williams. One of 1450 copies issued in dark green cloth with pale green dust jacket. 64 plates. NEW in publisher's mylar.
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cover of Visions of Dame Kind

Visions of Dame Kind

by Jeffery Beam

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Published
1995
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New
Edition
First
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Jargon 113. Collection of poems by North Carolina poet Jeffery Beam. One of 200 copies bound in tan cloth, with forest green endpapers and a tan dust jacket featuring a drawing by James McGarrell. Frontispiece drawing also by McGarrell. 66 + [5] pages. NEW, from publisher's stock. "In America we have meadows and woods, rather than parks and borders; obsession and… Read more
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