New York: The Hand Press, 1958. First edition. Twenty-eight unbound sheets housed in a stiff folding portfolio case. 12 poems by Robert Lax. 14 lithographs by Emil Antonucci. Lithographs printed by Gaston Dorfinant in Paris on white paper. Text printed by the artist in New York on Japanese tissue. Inscribed by Antonucci on the inside flap of the case. One of 50 numbered copies.
One of the earliest publications by the great hermetic poet, which also marked his decades-long collaboration with the artist Emil Antonucci, whose Journeyman Press published dozens of books by Lax in the coming years. OCLC locates five copies (RIT, Buffalo, Beinecke, Emory, Delaware). Item #2082