Publisher: Altadena, California: Twelvetrees Press, 1989
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 106936
First edition, first printing. Signed and inscribed to an important figure in contemporary photography (please inquire). Limited slipcased edition of 100 copies. Hardcover. Fine black cloth-covered boards, with title stamped in gilt on spine and cross design stamped in silver on front cover, with black end papers and printed dust jacket. Contained in a matching black cloth-covered slipcase. Photographs and drawings by Joel-Peter Witkin. Essays by Gus Blaisdell and John Yau, Afterword by Joel-Peter Witkin. Includes exhibition history and bibliography. 124 pp. with 52 two- and four-color plates on a matte coated paper stock. 13-1/4 x 10-1/4 inches. This first edition was limited to 5000 hardbound copies. Out of print.
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (light surface indentations, wear to the extremities, and small areas of delamination).
From the publisher: "The work is as controversial as ever... cadavers, transsexuals and animals are carefully arranged to create a mythology that could originate only in the imagination of this singular artist. The ten years work included in this collection were not reproduced in our first book of the artist's work."