Millerton, NY: Something Else Press, 1972. Hardcover 4to in red linen boards foil stamped in gold along spine. Housed in a pictorial dust jacket. 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Book’, ‘Sweet End’, ‘The Book of Light’, ‘The Devil’s Wishbone’, and ‘The Porter Book’, with the last three remaining unpublished.
Very good with trace amounts of rubbing to dust jacket, and age toning to pages, including a faint tide mark at top edge of red painted text block which has caused some of the red ink to seep 0.125" onto the tips of the last third of the text block. Item #907