Brunswick, Maine: The Dog Ear Press, 1989. First edition of 125. Softcover 4to in pictorial wrappers printed in blue and black with pages printed in black. Unpaginated.
Artists’ book by Bern Porter featuring a comprehensive collection of found poems consisting of appropriated advertisements, scientific charts, product diagrams, articles, images, and drawings. This book with a somber narrative on mortality.
The fourth 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Book,’ ‘Sweet End,’ ‘The Book of Light,’ ‘The Devil’s Wishbone,’ and ‘The Porter Book,’ with the last three remaining unpublished.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 covers and spine and faint age toning throughout. Near fine. Item #1054