CIOPW, by E.E. Cummings - 1931 [Signed, 211/391]


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by E.E. Cummings 

Signed in watercolor on the titlepage. A collection of art by American author E.E. Cummings. The cryptic title, CIOPW (pronounced siôpô from the Greek σιωπῶ - I am silent) is an acronym that refers to the variety of media that spans this extensive collection: charcoal, ink, oil, pencil and watercolors. This particular volume features the original, unsplit joints making it a more exceptional copy than is typically found. Additionally, this edition is accompanied by a custom made slipcase with silver foil edges that echoes the silver signature on the front cover.  119 pages. 10" by 11.75". 

Limited edition #211 of 391, published by Covici-Friede. New York, NY. 1931. 

Hardback is overall in NEAR FINE condition. 

  • Beige cloth over boards features Cummings' signature in silver, and looks clean excepting prominent small but prominent stains to head edge of back. Please see photos. 
  • Corners are sharp, and spine is clean and square. 

  • Binding is strong. 
  • Joints are original and unsplit. 
  • The gutter at page 9 has a slight gap. Please see photos. 
  • Title page features E.E. Cummings' signature in watercolor. 
  • Ffep verso bears shadow from facing title page. 
  • Endpapers are gently age-toned. 
  • Foxing to copyright page and facing author's statement. 
  • Plates are all present. 
  • Interior exhibits faint perimeter toning and occasional foxing. Please see photos. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block edges are gently age-toned with light foxing. 
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • JS20171120

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Binding: Hardcover
Original/Facsimile: Original
Special Attributes: Limited Edition
Region: North America
Language: English
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Year Printed: 1931
Author: E.E. Cummings
Place of Publication: New York NY
Subject: Art & Photography
Publisher: Covici-Friede
Topic: American (US)
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