Pierrepont Press Archives, 1968-1969.
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Biographical / Historical Note

The Pierrepont Press was founded in 1968 in Brooklyn, New York by Harvey and Linda Tucker, who planned to produce limited and signed editions of poetry collections by a small group of American writers. Each book was to have a run of only 300 copies. The Tuckers enlisted Larry Eigner, Michael McClure, Diane Wakoski, Clayton Eshleman, Jerome Rothenberg, and Cid Corman to write books for the press. Harvey Tucker's own poetry collection was to be published as well.

The very specialized technical requirements for producing such fine editions led to the eventual demise of the project. The Tuckers' original printer, Villiers Press of London, took an inordinately long time to produce what turned out to be substandard galleys. Another printer in New York was hired, but the scenario repeated itself. The Tuckers and the printers each threatened lawsuits and, partly to avoid litigation, the Pierrepont Press went out of business in the summer of 1969. Contracts with the authors were voided, rights and advance monies were returned, and the Pierrepont Press became history after only one short year.