Adrien Maeght, Paris, 1998
16mo. Original cream wrappers, titles to front cover and spine in black with a black and white image of Joseph Brodsky on rear cover. Front and bottom edges untrimmed. Printed in black and red on four loose bifolia of velin d'Arches paper. Original illustrations by Max Neumann. Housed in the original greyish-green paper-covered slipcase. One corner of case lightly bumped, else a fine copy.
Published in an edition of 120 hand-numbered copies: 100 numbered 1 - 100 and 20 hors commerce copies numbered in roman numerals I-XX. All copies were signed by the writer and artist in pencil. This is number 26/100.
This tiny book contains a single poem written in memory of the Russian and American poet Joseph Brodsky who had died in 1996. The poem first appeared in The Times Literary Supplement on 9 February that year. A superlative example of book construction and very scarce.
Brandes & Durkan, A69