Winning His Way or The Rise of William Johnson: a diverting history for the instruction & improvement of the breed. Philip Whalen. Free Print Shop. 1983.

Winning His Way or The Rise of William Johnson: a diverting history for the instruction & improvement of the breed.

Free Print Shop, 1983. Item #2026

Sewn in wrappers with cover glued on. The title page is dated 1967 by Whalen, and the manuscript was received by publisher Irving Rosenthal later that year. However production of the book was not begun until 1983; it was completed in 1984. The cover was made with a drawing left over from Whalen's The Invention of the Letter, with subtle colors added by workers at the Free Print Shop. Due to the perceived controversial content of the book, including explicit homoerotic drawings and story, the book was inadequately distributed and is consequently quite scarce.

This copy is from the library of Joanne Kyger and is accompanied by an ALS to her from poet Michael Rothenberg, catching up on projects and presenting her with the book. Fine.

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