signed first edition Hardcover
(1989) · New York
by ELMSLIE, Kenward and Joe Brainard
New York: Kulchur, (1989). First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Small 4to. Bound in cream cloth, no dust jacket as issued. Sunned at spine and edges, lightly bumped at spine ends and corners. Mild shelfwear and scuffing/soil to boards. Front and back endpapers lightly toned, interior otherwise bright and clean. Very good. INSCRIBED to poet Michael Friedman by both Elmslie and Brainard on title page: "For MICHAEL / "The Vatican lay blindfolded." / Best, Kenward / Kenward Elmslie / FOR MICHEAL [sic] WITH LOVE, JOE." 133pp.
A collaborative work of verse and illustrations by romantic partners Elmslie and Brainard. This copy ex-libris Michael Friedman, inscribed to him by both author and illustrator. Brainard's inscription begins "FOR ED," with "ED" heavily crossed out and replaced with "MICHEAL." (Inventory #: 22119)