Publisher: Altadena, California: Twelvetrees Press, 1989
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 107877
First edition, first printing. Boldly signed in black ink on the title page by Witkin. 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. 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 wear to the extremities; stray surface marks visible only in raking light).
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."