San Francisco: The Arion Press, 1990. Essay and glossary by Bill Berkson. Broadsheets (22 x 15 inches). 42 lithographs by Jim Dine. With 8vo (11 x 7 1/2 inches) text volume in pocket of box; sewn in original printed wrappers. Contents loose as issued in red cloth portfolio box. Item #403910
LIMITED EDITION, number 74 of 150 copies signed by Dine from a total edition of 180. Biotherm is the last long poem by O'Hara, written shortly before his accidental death in 1966 at age 40. The poet and critic Bill Berkson, who died in June of this year and to whom the poem is addressed, provided the essay and compiled a glossary to explicate the references in the poem and to recount the circumstances of its writing. The text was printed on English mouldmade paper on a hot-press finish and the lithographic work was done by Phelps-Schaefer, Brisbane, California. Offered directly from the personal archives of Jim Dine.