The Blossom or Billy the Kid.Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Great Lakes Books,  Stock Code: 146137
Limited edition, number 294 of 500 copies, this copy additionally inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Douglas Blazek, Michael", and with a constellation of letters across the page by McClure. This is a nice literary association: the recipient was a Polish poet and founder of the Mimeo Revolution.
First published in 1964, this is the second edition of the Beat poet McClure's first play. In addition to the 500 numbered copies issued, there were ten copies signed and numbered, and 15 copies issued with a drawing and an autograph poem. McClure's later play The Beard, also featuring Billy the Kid, was censored and sparked controversy because of its sexual themes.
Small quarto. Original wrappers printed in black and white.
Wrappers slightly soiled, contents clean, a near-fine copy.
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