N.p., 1980. Item #3497
5 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. Sewn in linen cover stock wrappers with image mounted to cover. Printed letterpress in an edition of 80 copies.
Drucker recalls "This book was conceived in summer 1979 after a visit with my brother in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The book is structured as a sample book, so that only the edge of each page is originally revealed. Lifting each flap reveals yet more intimate and interior thoughts, and flipping the pages up to see the text on the underside goes yet farther into private thought. While I was intent on using the multi-level structure to create various stages of exposure, they also organized the text into different tones and registers. Mine was as much the private zone being protected here as his. The writing was descriptive, but cryptic." (Johanna Drucker, Artists Books Online.)
Very good plus with bottom right corner of the mounted cover image beginning to detach and light soiling to upper left corner of front cover and upper right corner of back cover. There is a shallow bend to the bottom right corner of the back cover.