RIPRAP: a cobble of stone laid on steep slick rock to make a trail for horses in the mountains
Place Published: [Ashland, MA]
Publisher: Origin Press
Date Published: 1959
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 39129
SIGNED. 34 pp. Octavo [21 cm]; original dark blue and white patterned paper wrappers. Bound Japanese-style with navy blue thread. White paper label with printed title on the front cover. This delicate edition is ordinarily subject to considerable wear, this copy is in near fine condition. Signed by Snyder in his distinctive hand on the title page.
Designed and edited by Cid Corman for his Origin Press. Snyder is an important literary figure from the Beat Generation whose work remains extremely relevant to this day. Snyder has been dubbed The Poet Laureate of Deep Ecology. This first edition of Snyder's first book was printed and bound in a run of only 500 copies. McNeil A1a. Kheridan p. 15.