Hemet [California]: BLT, 1980. First Edition. SIGNED by Joe Brainard at the colophon, number 15 of 25 signed artist's copies, from a total edition of 250. Printed at the Press of the Pegacycle Lady, Los Angeles. The book features 25 illustrated plates, on versos only, featuring Brainard's exuberant comic drawings, some with short poems or fragments of text. 24mo (5 3/4 inches / 14.6 cm), 27 unnumbered leaves, in the publisher's original red cloth with a green paper label to the front cover. Some soiling, staining, and fading to front board. White spot at spine, minor foxing at end papers. Interior clean and bright. About Very Good. One of the most elusive of Joe Brainard's books. OCLC WorldCat lists only 11 institutional holdings. None in commerce as of February 23, 2017. A striking production from Victoria and William Dailey's Press of the Pegacycle Lady. RARE. Item #1244
Joe Brainard (1941-1994) was closely associated with the New York School of poets and artists, writing his own books and illustrating the books of many of his poet friends.