Date Published: 1957 to 1978
Binding: No binding & hard cover
Daniel Berrigan was American Jesuit priest, anti-war activist, Christian pacifist, professor, playwright, poet, and author. In May 1968, he and his brother, Philip, along with seven other Catholic protesters, burned the records of the Catonsville, Maryland, draft board with homemade napalm. Their arrest, trial, and sentence to 3 years in prison propelled the Berrigans to national prominence. His poetry book, “Time Without Number,” won the prestigious Lamont Poetry Prize in 1957.
The collection contains 19 items dating from 1957 to 1978 specifically, 4 letters, 1 post card, 9 photos, 1 book, and 1 broadside.
4 Letters and 1 post card:
• 2 TLS, ALS, and post card, to Irma Antonetto, Associazione Culturale Italiana, post-marked 20 September 1973 (with partial envelope), 4 November 1973, and 17 December , re his invitation to speak in Italy, travelling with his brother Jerome Berrigan and sister-in-law Charlotte (Carol) Rizzo-Berrigan, does not have a resume, pictures of him in Oggi, Padre John St. George on Vatican Radio, trouble again with the American government (“a cause for rejoicing”), whether the Pope would intercede for him if Nixon jails him.
• ALS to Antonetto from Carol Berrigan, 19 January 1974, re travel to Italy and whether Antonetto can arrange for her to visit schools for the young deaf.
Irma Antonetto, was the creator of the Italian Cultural Association and In forty-six years of activity she had brought to Italy over 400 personalities including philosophers, scientists, writers, Nobel laureates.
9 b&w Photos:
• 1957 Lamont poetry selection winner, Academy of American Poets;
• Berrigan and Howard Zinn on return from Hanoi to assist the release of three American pilots, 23 February 1968;
• “Fugitve Priest Arrested”, 13 August 1970;
• Berrigan with William M. Kunstler, his defence lawyer, and others at a microphone, 30 January 1971;
• “Fugitive Priest Speaks”, 3 March 1971;
• “Granted Parole”, 27 January 1972;
• “Berrigan Released from Federal Prison”, 5 March 1972;
• “Berrigan Attends Rally”, 22 October 1972;
• “Peace Questioned”, Karen Sherlock, 6-7 November 1978.
• Time without Number: Selected Poems. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1957. Black cloth and blue patterned paper boards. This copy has the wraparound band on the dust jacket and Lamont prize material from the Academy of American Poets laid in. The jacket (price not clipped) is very good with some light staining to the spine. First edition of the author's first book. A very good copy with almost no wear. The front pastedown has a label signed by Berrigan with the inscription: “We loved not, so help me God, do otherwise.”
Collection on consignment with LDRB.
Good. Item #8413