THE PHOENIX BOOKSHOP OBLONG OCTAVO SERIES. Robert Wilson.
THE PHOENIX BOOKSHOP OBLONG OCTAVO SERIES.
THE PHOENIX BOOKSHOP OBLONG OCTAVO SERIES.
THE PHOENIX BOOKSHOP OBLONG OCTAVO SERIES.
THE PHOENIX BOOKSHOP OBLONG OCTAVO SERIES.
THE PHOENIX BOOKSHOP OBLONG OCTAVO SERIES.
THE PHOENIX BOOKSHOP OBLONG OCTAVO SERIES.
THE PHOENIX BOOKSHOP OBLONG OCTAVO SERIES.
THE PHOENIX BOOKSHOP OBLONG OCTAVO SERIES.
THE PHOENIX BOOKSHOP OBLONG OCTAVO SERIES.

THE PHOENIX BOOKSHOP OBLONG OCTAVO SERIES.

(Poetry).

20 volumes

  • New York, NY: Phoenix Bookshop, The, 1967-1979.
  • oblong 8vo
  • original sewn printed wrappers, marbled paper and cloth boards slipcase
  • variously paginated

Price: $3,950.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 135298

Pristine run of limited edition issues, all signed. Selected and published by Robert Wilson, proprietor of New York City's Phoenix Bookshop and Gertrude Stein's bibliographer. Robert Wilson was a fascinating and humorous gentleman. Between 1962 and 1988, he transformed a small, obscure book shop into a world-famous literary haven. His friendship with some of the most influential post-war American poets opened up this series to become one of the most coveted sets of literature. All titles are first editions, with each title being issued in a limited format of 100 signed copies, as well as a deluxe issue of 26 signed and lettered copies.

Titles in this set: * Marianne Moore. Tipoo's Tiger. * W.H. Auden. Two Songs. * Howard Nemerov. The Painter Dreaming in the Scholar's House. * W.S. Merwin. Three Poems. * John Ashbery. Sunrise in Suburbia. * Richard Wilbur. Complaint. * Robert Duncan. Achilles's Song. * Gary Snyder. The Blue Sky. * Michael McClure. Plane Pomes. * John Wieners. Youth. * Tim Reynolds. Tlatelolco: A Sequence From QUE. * Louis Zukofsky. Initial. * Gregory Corso. [Ankh symbol] (this copy is SIGNED, but not numbered). * Allen Ginsberg. New Year Blues. * Peter Orlovsky. Lepers Cry. * Elizabeth Bishop. Poem (this copy is SIGNED, but not numbered). * James Merrill. Yannina. * Diane DiPrima. Loba As Eve (this copy is SIGNED, but not numbered). * Galway Kinnell. Three Poems. * Amiri Baraka. AM/TRAK.

Also included are two Holiday Greetings cards: one featuring a photograph of the original Tipoo's Tiger to be included in Marianne Moore's publication and a poem by Gregory Corso to be included in Corso's publication.

Other works of reference: SEEING SHELLEY PLAIN: MEMORIES OF NY LEGENDARY PHOENIX BOOKSHOP (Oak Knoll Press, 2001) and THE PHOENIX BOOK SHOP: A NEST OF MEMORIES (John LeBow, 1997).