Millerton, NY: Something Else Press, 1972. First edition. Hardcover 4to in red linen boards foil stamped in gold along spine laid inside a pictorial dust jacket printed in maroon and orange. Pages printed in black on off white paper. Unpaginated.
Artists’ book by Bern Porter featuring a comprehensive collection found poems consisting of appropriated advertisements, scientific charts, product diagrams, newspaper articles, and imagery assembled into a new narrative. One of Porter’s more iconic books handsomely published by Dick Higgins at Something Else Press.
The first in a planned seven-part series consisting of ‘Found Poems,’ ‘The Book of Do’s,’ ‘Here Comes Everybody’s Don’t Book,’ ‘Sweet End,’ ‘The Book of Light,’ ‘The Devil’s Wishbone,’ and ‘The Porter Book,’ with the last three remaining unpublished.
Select founds from this book also appear in a new Bern Porter book titled ‘Now It Can Be—Why Did It Fail Before?’ published by The Idea of the Book fall of 2023.
Trace amounts of rubbing to dust jacket, including some wear around jacket extremities. Very good or better. Item #1051