EARLY SUMMER HERMIT SONG

By: Weber, William; and Welch, Lew

Price: $125.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine


[San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Arts Festival], [1963].. [1963].. Fine. SIGNED BY THE ARTIST WILLIAM WEBER - sc - An attractive 13 inch high by 20 inch wide broadside on fine white paper with Lew Welch's 14-line poem handsomely printed in two columns above an evocative woodcut by William Weber. The image illustrating the bottom and left edge of the sheet depicts a gentle long-haired, bearded bare-chested giant. Illustrated from the waist up, with one arm stretched out to encompass the vegetation and brush in the foreground. An opened can of tomatoes balances on the tip of the finger of his raised right hand. Signed in pencil by the artist William Weber above his printed signature at the right of the image. Near fine.

First edition. One of 300 copies printed for the San Franscisco Arts Festival.

The Beat poet Lew Welch (1926-1971) was a friend of Philip Whalen, Gary Snyder and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Jack Kerouac based the character James Wain in Big Sur on Lew Welch. Based on a suicide note, Welch is believed to have committed suicide in 1971 but his body was never recovered. First Edition.

Title: EARLY SUMMER HERMIT SONG

Author Name: Weber, William; and Welch, Lew

Categories: Literature,

Publisher: [San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Arts Festival], [1963].: [1963].

Book Condition: Fine

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 30335

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