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For the hundredth time "Gaebboerjabb number (5) five" 12 & 17 November 1980 : journal liftings by Walter Hamady for Mother's Day

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Hamady, Walter  Search this
Laird, Mary Louise 1948-  Search this
Perishable Press Limited  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[34] pages illustrations 18 cm
Artists' books
Book art
Artists' books (books).)
United States
"Notes" ([8] p., with text in part on covers) inserted in pocket on p. [31]
"There are just two hundred ... copies, with 3/4 looking for a home"--Colophon
A 15 x 11 cm. cloth American flag is tipped in on p. [21]
Artist's book constructed as a collage of tipped- and pasted-in motifs, ephemera, blind-embossing, stitching, hand-made paper, and hand-printing
Issued in a brown paperboard binding with two lines of brown twine loosely attached across the front and back covers, and an exposed spine. The cover motifs apparently vary from copy to copy
Pages [19]-[20] printed on a folded leaf
Place of publication appears on t.p. as "Minor Confluence, Wisconsin"
The hundredth publication of Hamady's Perishable Press, and the 5th book in its Interminable gabberjabb (or gaggerblabb) "series," this poem marks Mary Hamady's hospitalization, Nov. 12, 1980, and homecoming, Nov. 17, 1980
CHMRB copy 39088014775266 is "copy 14, 526" --Colophon
CHMRB copy has a small printed label on front cover, reading: R.A.F. No 602 Squadron Pierre Clostermann; BC821
CHMRB copy has the original brown paperboard binding
Toy and movable books  Search this
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Call number:
N7433.4.H36 F67 1981
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