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Rabbit Box by Joseph Pintauro.

The Rabbit Box by Joseph Pintauro. Harper & Row. (1970) "First Edition" stated with no listing of later printing. 6 1/4" x 6/4" unpaginated (about 90 pages) Hardcover with no dust jacket. Light cover edge wear. Top corners of the covers are bumped. Back top corner is bumped pretty hard. A black ink spot on the back cover. No other previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. sHJ01a

"In 1970, poet, playwright, and former priest Joseph Pintauro teamed up with artist Norman Laliberté on a marvelous limited-edition boxed set titled The Rainbow Box, containing four children’s books for grownups, each dedicated to a season and full of playful and poignant fragmentary meditations on love, loss, war, peace, loneliness, communion — in other words, the emotional kaleidoscope of life itself. Dedicated to spring was The Rabbit Box (public library) — a most unusual lens on themes both of the time (the dawn of the environmental movement, the anti-war movement) and timeless (love, peace, the meaning of the human experience), equal parts strange and spectacular.

What emerges is a poem, a love letter, an elegy for Mother Earth, an incantation against war, and above all a vibrant invitation to aliveness." -