Circle. Richard OUTRAM.
Circle.

Circle.

s.l. [Toronto]: The Gauntlet Press, 1979. In marbled paper wrappers, pamphlet stitched and sewn not to show, with brown and purple k zo endpapers. Single half-sheet folded twice, forming four leaves, and printed on one side only [8 pp.]. Top edges unopened along the fold, others uncut. A fine copy. Illustrated with a wood engraved vignette of a crocus by Barbara Howard, printed from the block in black. The titular (and sole) poem has been printed in red. Its eight lines have been printed in a radial pattern to form a circle, with each line appearing in a parallel arrangement alongside its inverse, so that it can be read in either direction along the circle. Thus, the poem lacks a definite beginning and end, but read as a sequence without repetition, is open to 16 permutations. One of forty bound copies produced by the Outrams as an Easter keepsake. Item #137

Price: $175.00

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