"Lay down these words before your mind like rocks": First Edition of Gary Snyder's First Book Riprap; Signed by Him




Item Number: 131298

Ashland: Origin Press, 1959.

First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Limited to 500 copies. Boldly signed by Gary Snyder on the title page. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable in this condition.

By any measure, Gary Snyder is one of the greatest poets in America in the last century. From his first book of poems to his latest collection of essays, his work and his example, standing between Tu Fu and Thoreau, have been influential all over the world. “The master of lucid meditation . . . Readers are fortunate to have what Snyder wants to pass on" (Los Angeles Times Book Review).

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