BROTHER ANTONINUS THE CROOKED LINES OF GOD **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** Limited Edition 1 of only 1000 copies
THE CROOKED LINES OF GOD : POEMS 1949-1954, by BROTHER ANTONINUS (aka WILLIAM EVERSON).
SIGNED and INSCRIBED by BROTHER ANTONINUS on the front free endpaper (with a small mark of the cross at the top of the inscription): "This book is for Burke / Brother Antoninus / Advent 1962".
Published by the University of Detroit Press, 1962. Third Edition, limited to 1000 copies. From the Colophon Page (the least page): "1000 copies of this third edition have been printed by photo-lithography. Originally designed & printed letterpress by the Albertus Magnus Press, St. Albert's College, Oakland, California, the types used are Centaur & American Uncial." This was the first work published in the University of Detroit's Contemporary Poets Series.
Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 8.5x9 inches, 88 pages.
Condition: VERY GOOD book, the gilt titling on the spine has mostly rubbed away, otherwise sharp, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. In a GOOD dustjacket that has closed tears to
the front fold and a couple small closed edge tears (all of which have been repaired and reinforced with clear tape on the blank backside), and a bit of spine end wear, otherwise the dj is bright, clear, and doing its job well, and it retains its original $4.00 printed price at the top of the front flap.
You can read about Brother Antoninus / William Everson on Wikipedia. An interesting man who led an interesting, both Catholic and Secular, poetic life.