65 Drawings: A Selection of 65 Drawings from One Drawing-Book, 1952-1956.


Duncan, Robert; Barbara Martin; Earle Gray

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Duncan, Robert; Barbara Martin; Earle Gray. 65 Drawings: A Selection of 65 Drawings from One Drawing-Book, 1952-1956. (Limited Edition of only 300 Copies of which this is No. 153). Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press | Noel Young , July, 1970. First Edition, First Printing. Square 8vo., measuring 6″ x 9″. Sixty-five (65) loose leaves – some folded – of Duncan’s gorgeous drawings, issued in beautifully patterned cloth clamshell, which, folds out to reveal two compartments housing the respective leaves within; gilt-stamped leather spine label, which in turn is housed in like illustrated cloth slipcase. A few very faint spots to the bottom right corner of the title leaf (barefly perceptible unless very closely examined) else, near fine in near fine clamshell case. Lightest rubbing to the extremities of the slipcase. Overall, near fine. Scarce in commerce in such lovely condition. Hardcover. See Morrow & Cooney: “A Bibliography of the Black Sparrow Press: 1966-1978”; Citation No. 90a (p.87) & Bertholf, A36a. Personally SIGNED and numbered by Robert Duncan on a special limitation page. From the limitation page: “Printed in July 1970 in Santa Barbara by Noel Young for the Black Sparrow Press. Design by Barbara Martin. Cover & slipcase by Earle Gray. This edition is limited to 300 numbered copies, and 26 lettered presentation copies each with an original drawing by Robert Duncan, all copies signed by author.” (#2451) $295.00