Chased Press, 1977. Item #3493
10 x 7 in., 9 leaves. Side-stapled in tissue paper wrappers with white ribbons obscuring the staples. Printed in an edition of 120 copies.
Drucker recalls The Surprise Party as as work "conceived in mean-spiritedness, to caricature four people who had been kind friends, but whose company I had become tired of (superficial soul), and whose celebrations and events had paled in their capacity to engage by contrast to the world of poets and new friends. A most unflattering work, particularly in what it reveals of its author's sensibility." (Johanna Drucker, Artists Books Online.)
Very good plus, excepting a neat fold to the back tissue paper cover and a 2 in. fold to the upper left corner of the back paper cover.