Thomas Merton (1915-1968), ed. Monks Pond, Three Issues
Trappist, Kentucky, 1968, Numbers 1 (Spring), 2 (Summer) and 3 (Fall)
stab-staple bound letter-sized leaves.
[Breit & Daggy 1.60.A-C]
28.0 cm x 21.8 cm
Notes: Monks Pond is a collection of poetry and short prose which from its inception was intended as a journal with a limited run; the present lot includes all but one of the original four rare issues. It was one of Merton's last literary undertakings before his death in December of 1968, and comprised primarily poems, short prose and photography by Merton and his friends. Printed at the Abbey of Gethsemani on poor-quality paper and with a run of no more than 200 issues, copies of the journal issues are quite rare; even the facsimile omnibus edition published by the University of Kentucky Press in 1989 has become quite scarce and expensive.