1988 · Stroud; Gloucestershire
Wickedly original collages from artist and => Gogmagog Press owner Morris Cox, here published with some Alan Tucker poems inspired by them; an introduction supplies notes on the somewhat "complicated" process of collaboration from the participants' points of view. Illustrations here were "designed and photoprinted at the Gogmagog Private Press" by a process using Cox's original collages and a copy machine, and have been printed on double-folded Japanese handmade paper. One volume contains illustrations by Cox and Tucker's poems, while the other offers Cox's illustrations and the Gogmagog Press mark as a colophon.
The poem volume colophon states "Published in one edition only, fifty copies signed and numbered," of which this is => number 39. Bookseller Bertram Rota was responsible for distribution.
Binding: Publisher's lime green cloth with a black and while collage-inspired paper label on each front cover; the pair housed in lime green cloth slipcase with black paper sides and paper labels on front and spine.
Chambers 70. Bound as above, ink on pastedowns somewhat tacky with some offsetting, one leaf attached to pastedown with partial tear to fold; light to moderate age-toning affecting Japanese paper, otherwise bright and clean. Definitely an engaging piece of art. (Inventory #: 37197)