Not a First. Illustrated with three original drawings by Jonathan Lasker.

New York: Kaldeway Press, (1987). LASKER, JONATHAN. First edition. 18 pages, 17 inches x 11-1/2 inches, 30 x 45 cm. Printed in blue on "Poestenkill Leaves" paper made for this edition at the Kaldewey mill, bound by Christian Zwang, black paper over board, with relief impressions after Lasker's design on the sides. From a total edition of 55, this is one of 45 regular copies, signed on the colophon by Ashbery and Lasker, 10 "special" copies were made, and 10 "deluxe"are announced on the colophon but were never made (these were to have been bound by Jean de Gonet). Fine, in custom cloth case. The entire book evokes a sense of grayness, from the binding, to the drawings and lastly in the imagery produced by the poem itself. The stark imagery of Ashbery's poem is perfectly complemented by Lasker's original harsh black, white, and gray drawings. Volz 13. Item #32195

Price: $6,000.00