For John R. Scott Who Painted Flowers: A Written Testimonial by d.a. levy, r.j.s., T.L. Kryss, and D.r. Wagner. d. a. levy.
For John R. Scott Who Painted Flowers: A Written Testimonial by d.a. levy, r.j.s., T.L. Kryss, and D.r. Wagner

For John R. Scott Who Painted Flowers: A Written Testimonial by d.a. levy, r.j.s., T.L. Kryss, and D.r. Wagner

Cleveland: Ghost Press, 1968. First Edition.

Quarto (11 x 8 1/2 inches; 280 x 217 mm), [28] pages, mimeographed typescript with an original screenprint overlaid on the stapled card wrappers.

A tribute to Rev. John R. Scott, who was was sentenced in 1968 to two years in the Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Workhouse on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. "This book, released in the first month of Scott's imprisonment, is a testimonial from four of his friends," according to the introduction. The authors go on to say: "The fact remains that John R. Scott has been mauled in the blind execution of Justice."

The book features prose, poems, and illustrations by d.a. levy, r.j.s. (pseudonym of Robert J. Sigmund), T.L. Kryss, and D.r. Wagner, as well as a fabulous screenprint by T.L. Kryss on the upper wrapper; Kryss has contributed additional screenprints inside. "Published in a Vanishing edition of 255 copies," according to the title page. Published in March 1968, this book is notable also for being one of d.a. levy's last books; he committed suicide in November 1968 at age 26.

OCLC shows 25 institutional holdings (OCLC 2504681 and 671515461) but it is quite scarce in the antiquarian book trade.

A stunning production featuring a screenprint by T.L. Kryss on the wrapper and additional screenprints inside.

CONDITION: Light toning to extremities of wrappers, some creasing to the wrapper silkscreen, and light edge wear, but internally clean and unmarked. Very Good or better. Item #2299

Price: $450.00

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