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Author Name:    STERN, Robert HIRSHBERG, Kit

Title:   Spirit Hand. Limited, numbered edition, Signed

Publisher:    Konglomerati Press, Gulfport, Florida, 1978, ISBN:9816906132 

Seller ID:   105966

STERN, Robert. Spirit Hand. Drawings by Kit Hirshberg. Gulfport, Florida : Konglomerati Press, 1978. Pp (32). Illustrated. 8vo, brown paper covered boards, front cover and spine lettered in black, with small olive green vignette to front board. A small press book of poetry. "This edition was hand set in Goudy 'Thirty' foundry type. Mohawk Superfine Text paper was printed on a Vandercook SP 20 cylinder press. The book was sewn & bound by hand and completed this rainy October 1978. Richard Mathews & Barbara Russ have madethis book at their Konglomerati Press. Of 550 numbered copies, this is 13. ' (Colophon). "I started the press in 1971 as part of Koglomerati AM, an artistsí collaborative in St. Petersburg, Florida. When the warehouse studio space was lost, Konglomerati Press moved to nearby Gulfport, Florida, and continued as a collaboration with artist Barbara Russ, expanding under grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Arts Council, and private foundations to a nonprofit regional Literary Center, Konglomerati Florida Foundation for Literature and the Book Arts. It published primarily experimental contemporary literature, making letterpress books by hand in its studios from the casting of the type to the hand-sewn bindings. The last publication from Konglomerati Press was issued in 1988. Its surviving letterpress equipment and printed pages are now part of the Tampa Book Arts Studio at the University of Tampa." (Richard Matthews, quoted in www.briarpress.org). Margins sunned, donation bookplate, else very good. Signed with inscription by the author. 35.00


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