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Hockney's Alphabet
London: Faber and Faber for the Aids Crisis Trust, , 1991. Folio. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine in blue and gilt, housed in a grey cloth slipcase. 26 colour drawings, one for each letter of the alphabet by David Hockney. Written contributions by; Douglas Adams, Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, William Boyd, Margaret Drabble, Patrick Leigh Fermor, William Golding, Seamus Heaney, David Hockney, Kazuo Ishiguro, Erica Jong, Doris Lessing, Norman Mailer, Ian McEwan, Arthur Miller, Iris Murdoch, Nigel Nicolsen, John Julius Norwich, Joyce Carol Oates, V.S. Pritchett, Craig Raine, Susan Sontag, Stephen Spender, John Updike, Anthony Burgess, Ted Hughes, Paul Theroux, Gore Vidal, and T.S. Eliot. A fine copy in a near fine slipcase with a few small stains to front panel. First edition, first impression. Special edition, signed by Hockney and Spender, of this collaborative effort made to raise money for the AIDS Crisis Trust. Spender invited several British and American writers to contribute with texts that could accompany Hockney's specially drawn alphabet. Writers who contributed include several Faber authors such as William Golding, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, and Kazuo Ishiguro, as well as Ian McEwan, Iris Murdoch, and Gore Vidal; Norman Mailer declined, but his "letter refusing seemed such a good model for Polite Rejection" that it was nonetheless published as his contribution (Preface).
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