The Girl in the Abstract Bed
Bourjaily, Vance

New York City: Tiber Press Publishers, 1954. F Limited edition No. 247 of 1500; with 13 color plates (one double-fold) reproduced by silkscreen; accompanied by poetry below. The plates accomplished on good chain-laid paper stock and in very good condition, the paper remaining white and clean while the backing cardstock has darkened and browned towards the edges. The accompanying poetry poking gentle fun at modern art and its supposed pretentions: "There once was a girl/named Nicole Pennsylvania Snow/who, when she was ten months old,/slept in an abstract bed/designed and decorated for her by a famous artist./..." The text one of the earlier efforts by Vance Bourjaily (1922-2010) American writer, novelist, educator, playwright, journalist, and essayist. Wittily and colorfully illustrated by Tobias Schneebaum (1922-2005) American artist, anthropologist, AIDS activist who lived several world-traveling adventures during his creative life. All contained in an illustrated heavy-paper illustrated portfolio cover; approx. 17 1/4" x 11 1/4" size; all images have detached from the cardstock backers. Covers very worn and water-spotted, have served their purpose in protecting the plates; title-page cardstock chipped away at right edge; in good condition. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 26190)


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