Granite & Cypress
William Everson, 1975.
JEFFERS, Robinson (1887-1962) and EVERSON, William (1912-1994), printer. Granite & Cypress. Lime Kiln Press at the University of Santa Cruz, 1975.

The most famous work of Everson's Lime Kiln Press. Granite & Cypress presents Jeffers's poems in an edition of 100 copies printed by William Everson and housed in a freestanding slipcase made of cypress and granite—as much a book sculpture as a book. Reading the poems of Robinson Jeffers was essential to Everson's personal commitments to both poetry and God. Everson entered the Dominican Order in 1951 and is also known as Brother Antoninus, or, popularly, as the "Beat Friar." He founded Lime Kiln Press when he was Poet in Residence at the University of California Santa Cruz. Tom Whitridge was one of the two pressmen who helped Everson. This is copy number 46.

Oblong folio. Illustrated with woodcuts by William Prochnow. Original cloth with cypress spine sewn on with deerskin; Monterey Cypress wood slipcase with marbled granite inset, original stand. With three versions of the prospectus laid in.

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