1964 San Francisco Poetry Folio 10 BROADSIDES SIGNED by the POETS & ARTISTS including RICHARD BRAUTIGAN
SAN FRANCISCO ARTS FESTIVAL: A POETRY FOLIO, 1964 - including the SIGNED RICHARD BRAUTIGAN broadside (which is rarely found signed).
Published by [Four Seasons Foundation], and Printed by East Wind Printers, San Francisco, 1964. LIMITED EDITION, this is ONE of only 300 SETS.
Portfolio containing 10 printed illustrated poetry broadsides, each approximately 13x 20 inches (51x33 cm), plus a limitation sheet broadside, housed loosely in a heavy stock orange paper folder with a printed violet-red paper label on the front cover.
The ten poetry broadsides are each signed by their respective poet and artist, except poet David Meltzer, who it is believed did not sign ANY of his broadsides, and artist Phyllis Bailey, who only signed a few (though her printed signature IS on the broadside). Includes the SIGNED broadside of RICHARD BRAUTIGAN, which is rarely found signed. The poets/artists in the folio are: Richard Brautigan and artist Richard Correll (signed by both), Joanne Kyger and artist Phyllis Bailey (signed by Joanne Kyger only), Gary Snyder and artist Francesca Greene (signed by both), Andrew Hoyem and artist William Wolff (signed by both), David Meltzer and artist Peter Bailey (signed by Bailey only), Max Finstein and artist Fred Martin (signed by both), Lenore Kandel and artist John Ihle (signed by both), Jess [Collins] (signed by Jess who was both author and artist), George Stanley and artist Paul Alexander (signed by both), and James Broughton and artist Larry Landa (signed by both).
NEAR FINE Condition: The portfolio covers have a few light spots and a bit of soiling, the Brautigan broadside has a very light crease to its upper left edge, the Joanne Kyger broadside has a slight chip to its top edge, there is a thumbprint size smudge on the limitation leaf, and there are is a small pea-size brown spot in the margin of the Meltzer broadside, otherwise clean, sharp, bright and beautiful. A lovely set, one of the nicest I have seen, each broadside is suitable for framing imho.
A COMPLETE and IMPORTANT set of San Francisco Arts Festival broadsides, with the rarely found RICHARD BRAUTIGAN SIGNATURE on his broadside.