Title: New Departures I : Summer 1959
Publisher: New Departures, South Hinksey, England
Publication Date: 1959
Illustrator: Franciszka Themerson
Book Condition: Fair
98 pp. 32 in-text illustrations. Premier issue of this periodical of contemporary poetry, prose, art, music and drama edited by David Sladen and Michael Horovitz. Preface by David Sladen. Afterword by Michael Horovitz. Poetry by Piero Heliczer, John Mcgrath, Judith Spink, Charles Hamblett, David Sladen, Michael Horovitz, Stevie Smith,Kurt Schwitters, Stefan Themerson, John Fuller, Bernard Kops, Patrick Bowles, Alan Brownjohn, and Dennis Keene. Fiction by William Burroughs and Peter Ferguson. Drama excerpts by Stefan Themerson and Samuel Beckett. Music by Cornelius Cardew. Visual art by Kurt Schwitters and Victor Pasmore. Illustrations by Franciszka Themerson. Internally clean and unmarked with tight, sound binding printed on a variety of coloured stock (yellow, blue and white). Wear to corners from shelving. Colour illustrated wraps are shelf and edge worn with rubbing along extremities. Bump with resulting tears to wrap at the foot of the spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007296
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