WILLIAM EVERSON (Brother Antoninus) - BLOOD OF THE POET - WONDERFUL LONG INSCRIPTION by EDITOR First Edition
THE BLOOD OF THE POET, by WILLIAM EVERSON (aka BROTHER ANTONINUS). Published by Broken Moon Press, Seattle, 1994. First Edition, First Printing, with the number line starting at 1. Softcovers, 6x9", 278 pages. Long INSCRIPTION on the half title-page by the book's Editor, ALBERT GELPI: "Inscribed for Dennis / Who met Bro. Antoninus at about the same time as I did, & who printed a beautiful broadside of "The Rose of Solitude" / with much love from Al / July 17, 1994". Below the inscription is a handwritten poem, I believe this is a transcription of an Everson poem, handwritten on this page by the Editor, Albert Gelpi. Dennis Turner, to whom this book is Inscribed, was a San Francisco Doctor who was a Friend of Many Poets and Artists, and who was also a Fine-Printer in his early days, especially while he was at Harvard. He died in 2013. The book is in FINE, basically UNREAD condition. A beautiful, inscribed copy.