The Structure of Rime

By: Robert Edward Duncan (1919-1988)

Price: $900.00

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Book Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 301 copies, this is number 22 of 275 numbered copies designed and produced at the Arion Press under the direction of Andrew Hoyem using Monotype and hand-composed Perpetua type on German mold-make Zerkall Book Laid paper, and letter press printed. 4to. 11 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches. (96) pp. Half-title, frontispiece, Introduction by Michael Palmer, 2 black-and-white photographs of the poet; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth, printed gray paper spine label, front and rear covers with a window in which appears an etching with aquatint by Frank Lodbell, slip case covered in grey paper and cloth; binding square and tight. Also included is an additional print, an etching with aquatint by Frank Lobell, SIGNED AND NUMBERED by the artist in an envelope and plastic bag as issued. Includes the original prospectus and other promotional material. BJ519-001. Fine. $ 900 The text is the first collected edition of all 31 poems in the series The Structure of Rime by Robert Duncan. Introduction by Michael Palmer. Bob Duncan was an American poet and a devotee of Hilda H. D. Doolittle and the Western esoteric tradition who spent most of his career in and around San Francisco. Though associated with any number of literary traditions and schools, Duncan is often identified with the poets of the New American Poetry and Black Mountain College. Duncan saw his work as emerging especially from the tradition of Pound, Williams, and Lawrence. Duncan was a key figure in the San Francisco Renaissance. Duncan's name is prominent in the history of pre-Stonewall gay culture and in the emergence of bohemian socialist communities in the 1930s and '40s, in the Beat Generation, and also in the cultural and political upheaval of the 1960s, influencing occult and gnostic circles of the times. During the later part of his life, Duncan's work, published by City Lights and New Directions, came to be distributed worldwide, and his influence as a poet is evident today in both mainstream and avant-garde writing. This collected volume reprints poems and other writings that first appeared from 1960 to 1988 and six poems published here for the first time. Prints by Frank Lobdell (1921-2013) included here are 3 etchings with aquatint by Frank Lobdell, 1 each appear in windows on the front and rear covers of the binding and an extra print, an etching with aquatint, printed by David Kelso and signed and numbered by the artist. The extra print is titled: "Untitled, 8.1.91" and is numbered 19/20 and SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, suitable for framing. Frank Lobdell was an American painter, associated with the Bay Area Figurative Movement and Bay Area Abstract Expressionism.

Title: The Structure of Rime

Author Name: Robert Edward Duncan (1919-1988)

Illustrator: Frank Lobell (1921-2013)

Categories: Fine Press,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Arion Press: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed by the artist

Seller ID: BJ519-001

Keywords: Robert Edward Duncan, The Structure of Rime, Frank Lobell, Arion Press, Andrew Hoyem