Billy Childish -- Colour Blinds Music Deafens...
Early and Unpublished Poems 1982-88. With a new introduction by the poet. A collection of 'new' unpublished poems from the 1980s, unearthed when Mr. Childish was sorting material for the huge ICA, London solo retrospective earlier in 2010. Two of these poems were previewed in a Billy Childish e.p. in Dwang issue two. Also included are a number of poems taken from very rare, early and out-of-print pamphlets and books. Both editions contain a section of photographs of the original handwritten first drafts of six poems from the early 1980s.
Due 2018. Updated and revised by Mr. Childish.
Details coming soon. Enquiries welcome. Price tbc
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General Information: 120 pages. Large format, approx 7”/175mm wide, 10”/250mm tall. Handbound at the Tangerine workshop with cloth-covered heavy duty acid-free boards, conservation glue and hemp cord; distinctive Tangerine Press logo stamped onto the front cover in black ink; multi-coloured title page. 74 numbered/signed and 26 lettered/signed copies available for sale. Text set in Monotype Garamond.
74 Numbered/signed copies: Fully bound in Colorado Plum Purple cloth; 3-page ‘stepped’ 160gsm Canson Mi-Tientes front endpapers—the page colours being Billiards Green, Tempting Turquoise and Poppy Red; 160gsm Canson Mi-Tientes Billiards Green back endpapers; 85gsm Fabriano Bio Prima Off-White archival quality, acid-free text paper. Signed with gallows symbol in green ink.
26 Lettered/signed copies: Quarter bound in Japanese Moriki Kozo Intense Purple paper covered boards, with Colorado Plum Purple cloth spine; 3-page ‘stepped’ 160gsm Canson Mi-Tientes front endpapers—the page colours being Billiards Green, Tempting Turquoise and Poppy Red; 160gsm Canson Mi-Tientes Billiards Green back endpapers; 100gsm Heritage Book White archival quality, Fourdrinier made, acid-free text paper. Signed with gallows symbol in purple ink. All lettered copies include a bound-in original woodcut print by Billy Childish, produced especially for this edition.