McMurray, Mark (illus.)

Canton, NY: Caliban Press, 2008. Octavo. (4)pp. One of 100 copies, initialed by the printer. Apollinaire's visual poem here receives an updated, poignant frame. The poem, the title of which loosely translates to "New Boots," meditates on the tragedy of youth and war; its structure vaguely recalls the crossbody sash worn by French troops in the early twentieth century. Set against endpapers showing modern tactical maps of the Middle East, the verses ring with the same somber notes that so chillingly and accurately described the First World War. Bound in Nepali handmade paper wrappers, with title printed in black to upper cover. Fine. Item #31681

Price: $250.00

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