Hymns to Hermes.
[San Francisco]: Manroot [printed by Neon Sun Press], 1979. Octavo. In original orange paper wrappers supported by a stiff folded sheet of black paper, with printed illustration to both covers, and printed lettering to the upper cover. Unpaginated [18 loose bifolia leaves of text; one bifolium of plain Japanese mulberry paper, and one bifolium of Japanese mulberry paper bearing an illustration; 20 bifolium leaves in all]. The top right corner has been torn from the blank sheet of mulberry paper, else a Fine copy. Enclosed in a manila mailing envelope addressed to Manroot, with the return address of Hanging Loose Press, Brooklyn, NY; ‘HTH | Publisher’s work copy’ pencilled to the exterior of the envelope. Designed, set in Caslon Old Face, and printed by Joel Singer and Paul Mariah, with assistance from Clive Matson, at the Neon Sun Press. The published edition consisted of 225 numbered copies and a further 26 lettered copies signed by the author. The present copy is an unnumbered proof, humorously evinced by the many trial signatures to the colophon page and elsewhere. Some notes in pencil, presumably those of Mariah, recording measurements for the layout. Numerous illustrations of phalluses, some winged and flying, by Joel Singer. The verse, by the prominent gay poet James Broughton and by the Uranian muse begot, is light and playful. Item #67