Atlantic Richfield Company and Graphic Arts Typographers, Inc. / Jargon Society, 1968. Item #1565
Calendar (Sept. 1968–Aug. 1969) with spiral wire binding at top edge designed for hanging. 12 poem prints with commentaries by Stephen Bann, introduction by Jonathan Williams, and foreword by Mike Weaver. There is a silkscreen portrait of the poet inside the back cover. Calendar design by Herbert M. Rosenthal. 15 x 20 in., the poem prints are 15 x 16 in. Jargon 68, Murray 3.28. The title references Wittgenstein’s The Blue and Brown Books, and his ideas about the meaning of a word and its use in language. The poems are from 1963–1965 and include: “ho | horizon | on,” “ajar,” “net | net,” “cork | net,” “acrobats,” “wave | rock,” “green waters,” “you | me,” “broken | heart broken,” “wind | wind,” “ring of waves,” and “le circus.” The poem pages are 15 x 16 in. and are beautifully printed in several colors on white stock. The outer covers approach very good, handled, bumped, and soiled. The poem prints are near fine to fine with bumps to the upper left and right corners. The poem “you | me” has 2 light spots on the left side, 1/4 and 1/8 in. The prints are very well preserved, clean, sharp, and bright. This work is quite scarce in any condition; the prints are often removed from the calendar and sold separately.