Gallowsongs, Galgenlieder by Christian Morgenstern. Versions by Jess.
Price: 700.00 USD
Santa Barbara, California: Black Sparrow Press, 1970. 4to. 126 pp. Profusely illustrated in black and white by Jess. Original 4 page illustrated prospectus laid in. From the library of Jonathan Williams bearing the following written presentation from Jess to Jonathan Williams on front free end paper: " to Jonathan a great Interim Spirit with love from an errant chick". Jess Oct 70 . Jonathan Williams was the publisher of the Jargon Society Imprints, a great sponsor of the new in literature publishing Robert Duncan and many other poets and writers in their infancy so to speak, He himself studied with Charles Olson at Black Mountain College. Word has it that the Book Club of California will have an exhibition on Jonathan Willisms and his Jargon Imprint Society. Wikiipedia currently has a very nice piece on Jonathan Williams. Jess is one of the great collage artists to appear after World War II in San Francisco. An association copy linking 2 giants in American arts and letters. " Printed August 1970 by Noel Young for the Black Sparrow Press. Internally fine. Rear cover shows a light damp stain not affecting interior in any way. .