[Vernon, B.C.]: Greenboathouse Press, 2018. Narrow quarto, 28.3 x 16.6 cm. Cased in grey Cave paper over boards, with a vellum spinestrip titled in gilt. Blue Cave endpapers. Top and fore-edges trimmed, bottom edges untrimmed. Housed in a blue silk covered slipcase. Unpaginated [pp. 48, plus ll. 2 inset brown Cave paper section dividers]. A fine copy. The text was set in ATF Cloister Lightface, cast at the press in 2016 using Jim Rimmer’s Super Caster, and printed on Khadi handmade white rag paper. The binding was done by Alanna Simenson in Sooke, B.C. The title-page is ornamented with a figure of repeating vertical rules, printed in various shades of green, blue, and ochre. This design element recurs on the text pages, each of which incorporates a single colour rule to the left side of the text column. From an edition of 65 copies, this being number 39. Signed by the author in ink on the colophon page. Item #259
“Completing these writings I am struck by the number of quotations from and sidelong references to other writers & artists that appear among the words. As if a relation, subtle & almost invisible, existed between mourning & the whole of our daily indebtedness to others alive & dead for the words we would otherwise claim as our own.” — Alan Loney.