Pay Dirt [INSCRIBED by Joe Brainard and Kenward Elmslie]. Kenward Elmslie, Joe Brainard.

Pay Dirt [INSCRIBED by Joe Brainard and Kenward Elmslie]

Flint, Michigan: Bamberger Books, 1992. First Edition, First Printing.

Quarto (11 x 8 1/2 inches; 280 x 215 mm), [128] pages, in stiff, illustrated wrappers (soft cover).

INSCRIBED by Joe Brainard and Kenward Elmslie on the half title to Ann and Ken Mikolowski, publishers of The Alternative Press: "For Ken and Ann with / love, / Joe." And: "Feel all right? Feel all right." / Love, / Kenward / Calais, Vt. / June 27. 1992." Additionally signed by both authors on the title page. Brainard and Elmslie, stalwarts of the New York school of poetry, were contributors to the Mikolowskis' Alternative Press publications.

Hilarious (and sometimes raunchy) retrospective of comics created over a quarter century by artist Joe Brainard (1942-1994) and his life partner, the poet Kenward Elmslie (b. 1929). They mock girlie calendars, sex manuals, and baby books. This is the trade edition; there was also a signed and lettered limited edition. Signed copies are scarce to the market, especially copies with such a nice association as this one. SCARCE SIGNED.

CONDITION: Slight edge wear to the wrappers but clean and bright inside. A Near Fine copy. Item #1250
ISBN: 0917453230

Price: $750.00