Publisher: (Reno, Nevada): The Black Rock Press, (1965).
Edition: First edition, one of 80 numbered copies.
Condition: Wrappers a little faded and slightly worn; fine copy.
Book ID: 28079
Description8vo, original gray-green paper wrappers, stitched,  pages. Title-page design and woodcut on the colophon page.
CommentsThe first book of the Black Rock Press and the first book of poetry by playwright George Herman, a collection of six amusing poems on sparrows. The Black Rock Press was founded by Kenneth and Patricia Carpenter in 1965 on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, where it remains today as the center of a book arts program. Kenneth Carpenter was a librarian at UC Berkeley who taught printing and printing history and was himself a fine letter press printer. The second book of the Black Rock Press was The Springing of the Blade by William Everson, with whom Carpenter had a close relationship.