By Guillaume Apollinaire; translated by Chris Tysh and George Tysh
First edition thus, rescued from obscurity by Ron Padgett. These poems were published in C in the original French with a translation competition attached. This publication is a result of the translation contest.
Printed by Ken and Ann Mikolowski "on the cardboard envelope filler that was sent out with Issue 12 of the Alternative Press subscription mailing ("In Memoriam Ted Berrigan.) -- Aaron Fischer, "Ted Berrigan: An Annotated Checklist," 1998.
A then-unpublished sonnet by Berrigan, as he notes; it would later be printed in the United Artists edition of THE SONNETS. Signed and dated September 24, 1982, this example was never issued, as it is from the collection of Ken and Ann Mikolowski (proprietors of the Alternative Press).
Signed first edition of the definitive statement of the Second Generation of the New York School as well as Berrigan's most influential, popular, and lasting work, edited by Ron Padgett (who also typed the stencils).