MEYER, Tom.

Poikilos.

Urbana, IL: The Finial Press, The Stone Wall Press: 1971 Stock Code: 122967
£325.00

From the library of Winston Leyland

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First edition, first printing, inscribed with a poem on the half-title, "wet windows / no tears / only rain / January 1978, a 'thread' for Winston from Tom". Two hundred and fifty copies were produced of this finely printed collection of poems. The recipient was Winston Leyland (b.1940), a leading figure in American LGBT publishing who won the Stonewall Book Award in 1980. He established the Gay Sunshine Press in 1975, and his Gay Sunshine Journal (1970-82) was particularly influential for its interviews with prominent gay writers of the era. The copy also has his later ownership inscription. Laid-in is a typed letter signed by Meyer addressed to "Ian", from 1973, but with Leyland's later manuscript note, "(mistake for Ian Young intending Winston Leyland". Ian Young was a collaborator with Leyland in gay literary publishing.

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Description

Small octavo. Original black cloth, gilt rule to front board, coloured cloth bookmarker.

Condition

Trivial rubbing to tips and some faint marks to covers, but an excellent copy.

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