Stuttgart: Edition Rot, 1966. First edition. Square softcover 8vo in printed wraps with French fold signatures printed in black and white. Unpaginated (20 pp.) Text in German. To which is added a postcard printed in black and white on recto and verso, inscribed and signed by the artist in blue and red ink on verso in English. Book very good with trace amounts of rubbing to covers and age toning to pages. Card showing only age toning.
Issue no. 16 of the Rot series, edited by Max Bense and Elisabeth Walther, largely devoted to concrete poetry and the exploration of language and letterforms. This issue featuring a series of writings by Haroldo de Campos. Includes a laid in artists’ postcard inscribed and signed by the artist. Printed by the inimitable Hansjörg Mayer.
Each issue features the same German quote by Ernst Bloch on the back cover which translates into ‘There are also red secrets in the world, actually, only red.’. Item #620