NYC: Charles Scriber’s Sons, n.d. (1963)
20.2 x 13.2cm, 190pp. Card covers. First paperback edition of Creeley’s novel of alienation and the lot of the writer influenced heavily by his own unhappy divorce whilst living on Mallorca. This copy is uniquely embellished with a two page ink drawing by Ira Cohen on the inside cover and first blank page which is part abstract, part a drawing of a road / track presumably on an island. The drawing is extensive if rough and is signed in full by Cohen and dated Summer 1976. The book has some wear around the edges and mild browning in parts of the outer covers, otherwise it is internally in good shape and the drawing is in great shape although there is a small glue leakage (probably always present in the book due to cheap perfect binding technology) which is at first glance not noticed. Unique association copy.