Druckwerk, 1980. Item #3501
6 1/2 x 12 in. Sewn in deckled wrappers and printed letterpress with linoleum block prints on Rives lightweight. From an edition of 46 copies, this is no. 29.
Drucker recalls that "The original conception of this project combined a desire to write something for Alistair Johnston in response to his obsession with photographing young girls and at the same time create a little book work that would have perfect fine press credentials, and thus be able to pass in the well-heeled world. The combination of perversity, sexual innuendo, and irreverent naughtiness is fairly typical of much of my work, and the text has the usual amount of allusive and suggestive and cryptic qualties. The book looks innocent enough, with its soft white Rives paper, sweet silhouettes of girls, and the yellowy moon rising on the cover behind the outlined tree." (Johanna Drucker, Artists Books Online.)
Very good plus with minor evidence of shelfwear to the edges of the wrappers and a clean interior.