Item ID: 8149 Connotations. Michael GIBBS.


[32] pp. Small 4to, printed wrappers, staple-bound. Cardiff: Second Aeon Publications, 1973.

First edition of Michael Gibbs’s second book. This is one of the “paperback” version copies, Peter Finch’s Second Aeon Publications also produced a limited edition version of 12 signed examples.

“In 1973 Peter Finch’s publishing house Second Aeon, published Gibbs’s collection of concrete/visual poetry Connotations. Despite his regrets about the poor quality of the printing, it still gives an impressive picture of the varied methods he used to deal with language. On the back flap he states that: “I’m concerned with the reduction of language in its structural elements – taking it apart to see how it works. Words don’t always mean what they say – their patterns and forms reveal inner processes and events, ambiguous connotations of meaning.”-All or nothing and other pages, p. 177-78.

Fine copy.

❧ G. J. de Rook & A. Wilson, eds., All or nothing and other pages (2016), p. 218.

Price: $125.00

Item ID: 8149