Item #17628 On the Beaches of the Moon. Laguna Verde Imprenta, Archibald Macleish.
On the Beaches of the Moon.
On the Beaches of the Moon.
On the Beaches of the Moon.
On the Beaches of the Moon.

On the Beaches of the Moon.

[Laguna Beach, California: Laguna Verde Imprenta,], 1978. One of fifty copies printed for Lawrence Clark Powell and Archibald MacLeish (1892 – 1982). This is a reprint of MacLeish’s poem, “Poem” (which originally appeared in A Miscellany of American Poetry, 1927), with a foreword by Powell. When Powell expressed his interest in publishing the poem, which had not appeared in MacLeish’s collected poems, MacLeish was “astonished” and told Powell, “I have no memory of the poem and…I do not recognize the rhythms as mine.”. Printed decorations in blue and gold by Rex Brandt. Hand-set and printed by Ward Ritchie on an Albion hand press. Handmade paper. A fine copy. Original Cockerell marbled paper wrappers. 9 in. x 4 in. [16] pp. Item #17628

Ward Ritchie notes in the colophon that, as a student, he wrote to MacLeish for permission to print a poem of his. The result was Interrogate the Stones, which Ritchie published in an edition of twenty-seven copies in the spring of 1929 while he was a student at Frank Wiggins Trade School in Los Angeles. Ritchie writes, “Now, these many years later, I am happy to have the privilege of printing another of his poems on an Albion hand press with decorations by my friend Rex Brandt.”.

Laguna Verde Imprenta Bibliography, 12.

Price: $650.00