WHO KNOWS WHAT CONSTITUTES A LIFE. John Ashbery, illus Elizabeth Murray.


Calais, VT: Z Press, 1999.

1st edition, limited (1/26) lettered and signed, original hand-tied pale green paperwraps, with printed paper label (as issued). This single poem chapbook is specially illustrated with an original seven-color linoleum cut frontispiece by artist Elizabeth Murray. Signed in ink by Ashbery on the colophon page, and pencil signed by Murray on the original print. There were an additional 200 unsigned copies with a reproduction print. A lovely fine press publication, printed with Bembo type on Zerkall & Fabriano paper by The Grenfell Press. The present offering of the limited lettered issue is very bright, fine, and in 'as new' condition. Item #6128

Price: $750.00