SIXTEEN T'ANG POEMS. Gary Snyder.
SIXTEEN T'ANG POEMS.
SIXTEEN T'ANG POEMS.
SIXTEEN T'ANG POEMS.
SIXTEEN T'ANG POEMS.

SIXTEEN T'ANG POEMS.

(Pied Oxen Printers).
  • Hopewell, NJ: Pied Oxen Printers, 1993.
  • large 4to
  • Indian hand-made paper-covered boards with the Chinese character for poetry printed in black, letterpress-printed spine label
  • 14 leaves, pp. [11] verse printed recto/verso

Price: $950.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 134528

First edition of these translations by Snyder, and an autobiographical note and original poem by the poet. The color woodcut tipped in as a frontispiece was printed by the artist, Bill Paden (1930-2004), in sixteen steps on kizuki-kozo, sarashi (made by Kazuo Yamaguchi), using ten shina plywood blocks and six colors of ink plus dilutions. Each print is numbered and signed by the artist, the Western master of Hanga printmaking. Types are hand-set Palatino, Sistina and Michelangelo, designed by Hermann Zapf and cast by D. Stempel AG. Paper is Rives Heavyweight. The edition comprises 126 copies signed by the poet, artist and printer, 100 copies numbered 1-100 for sale and 26 copies lettered A-Z reserved for the collaborators.