An Astonished Eye Looks Out of the Air. Kenneth Patchen, Kemper Nomland Jr, Book Designer.
An Astonished Eye Looks Out of the Air
An Astonished Eye Looks Out of the Air

An Astonished Eye Looks Out of the Air

Waldport, Oregon: Untide Press, 1945 [1946].

First edition, likely second impression. (According to Morgan the first and second impressions are identical. All but roughly 30 copies of the first impression were scrapped due to a printing mishap.) [35] pp. Heavy black wraps with slick white label wrapped around fold. A Near Fine copy with a little rubbing to label, thumb crease, and light shelf wear, but still very clean and sharp.

This little chapbook, designed by Kemper Nomland, Jr. was printed in a WWII conscientious objectors' camp after regular work hours. City Lights founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti admired a copy, noting how the white label stylishly obscured the staples beneath that bound it, and copied it for his Pocket Poets series, which would prove to have some of the most iconic Beat poetry books such as Allen Ginsberg's Howl. [Morgan A8b.]. Item #140940273

Price: $250.00