[Signed by Allen Ginsberg, His Copy:] Redondillas, or Something of That Sort.
First edition. Introductory note by Noel Stock. One of 110 copies printed by Robert Grabhorn and Andrew Hoyem. This copy is not signed by Pound. There was no contemporary trade printing in book form of this work.
Inscribed by Andrew Hoyem at the colophon page, given as a gift to friend, Allen Ginsberg. Also signed by Ginsberg on the front flyleaf.
“In 1972, during my partnership with Robert Grabhorn, when the company was known as Grabhorn-Hoyem, I arranged with Irma Grabhorn, the widow of Edwin Grabhorn, to acquire the balance of the Grabhorn Press equipment. As part of the deal we were to clean out the building at 1355 Sutter Street so that she could rent it. We found left-over Grabhorn Press limited edition books, some complete, others in various stages of binding and a few unbound, in sheets. After Irma’s death a few years ago, her heir, a grand-nephew from Germany, gave us the Grabhorn Press books that remained in the house: Edwin’s personal collection in the French armoire that served as its bookcase (which now stands in the entryway at Arion Press) and more odds and ends, duplicates and books bound and unbound and in need of repair. In addition, we discovered in storage some Grabhorn-Hoyem books from the period 1966-1973 that were uncompleted. We thought these unbound or partially bound volumes would appeal to bookbinders who might like to execute unique bindings on these attractive books. Following is a price list of those titles. In some instances more than one copy is available. Fuller descriptions can be provided on request. This offering is good for thirty days. Thereafter, we will begin to bind the books ourselves to be offered, along with other Grabhorn and Grabhorn-Hoyem books in original bindings, to our clientele.” ~ Andrew Hoyem (To Hand Bookbinders: 30 March 2009)
Description: [Signed by Allen Ginsberg, His Copy:] Redondillas, or Something of That Sort.
[New York]: New Directions, (1967). Quarto. Linen and boards, printed spine label, without plain dust jacket. Errata slip. Light sunning and faint binding soil; very good or better.