Robert Grayson, 1990. Accordion form, 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in., printed on translucent paper, 32 panels, printed on rectos only. A fine copy. Item #404261
Second edition, number 5 of 250 copies signed by Grayson from an edition of 276 (there were 26 lettered proofs). Grayson had first published his collection of aphorisms as an artist's book in an edition of 26 lettered copies in 1988, with a retail price of $5,000. When interviewed about it for the New York Times upon publication, Grayson said: "Thought has become a luxury item. My thoughts are precious. They are priced accordingly... This is the future of literature." The first edition was printed on handmade Inomachi paper imported from Japan, with the pages encased within etched glass bookends. This second edition, in accordion form and also self-published, has a new afterword: "One clear evening, Read this book in Solitude Facing the Pulitzer Fountain, in New York City. You will understand, I'm sure. R. G. 7/90."