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HOCKNEY'S ALPHABET DRAWINGS BY ... WRITTEN CONTRIBUTIONS EDITED BY STEPHEN SPENDER
[London]: Faber and Faber for the Aids Crisis Trust, [1991].. Small folio. Quarter gilt vellum and Fabriano over boards. Illustrations in color. Fine in matching slipcase with pictorial label. First edition, deluxe signed issue. One of two hundred and fifty numbered copies (of three hundred), specially printed and bound, and signed by Hockney, Spender, and 22 of the contributors. A number of significant poets and prose-writers served as contributors to the text accompanying Hockney's renderings of the letters of the alphabet for this fund- raising effort, including Patrick Leigh- Fermor, Seamus Heaney, Julian Barnes, Iris Murdoch, Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Douglas Adams, Doris Lessing, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ted Hughes, William Boyd, Arthur Miller, Craig Raine, John Updike, Anthony Burgess, Paul Theroux et al. Among those contributors signing this copy are Heaney, Oates, A. Miller, Murdoch, Mailer, Sontag, Updike, Lessing, Barnes, Pritchett, Golding, et al. Theroux, Burgess, Ted Hughes and Vidal were unavailable to sign these deluxe copies.
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