South Harpswell, Maine: The Dog Ear Press, 1984. First edition. Softcover 4to in pictorial wrappers. Printed in black and white throughout. Unpaginated. (Ca. 400 pp.)
Artists’ book by Bern Porter featuring a comprehensive collection of found visual and concrete poems consisting of appropriated advertisements, scientific charts, product diagrams, articles, images, and drawings. This book with a narrative on everything that is not.
The third book in a planned seven-part publishing 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Book,’ ‘Sweet End,’ ‘The Book of Light,’ ‘The Devil’s Wishbone,’ and ‘The Porter Book,’ with the last three remaining unpublished.
Faint darkening along spine, light foxing along top fore edge, a gentle bump at top-left corner at spine, and age toning to pages. Else near fine. Item #909