Outsider

Paris: Orleans Press, 1982. Unpaginated, features ten tipped-on color plates each facing a poem by Ledes. Each plate measures 4.8x3.1 inches, these accounted-for and undamaged. Paperback, first edition plain unprinted olive drab wraps, 8.2x5.5 inches; cover is titled ingeniously in block lettering scratched by hand down to the white cardstock quick --no telling who did the (deliberately crude) scratching-- while title page and poems are conventionally printed. One corner has a small shallow crease, mild abrasion to spine shows the white quick, a very good copy which is signed on the title page by both contributors, each in pencil beneath the printed names. Laid in are two folded xerox sheets, a "previous exhibitions" for Mahdavi and a chronology of publications for Ledes.

Note that Mahdavi was born in Mexico, one parent was American, he divided his time between Europe and the United States (where he went to university) before settling in Paris.

Cat.No: 171052

Price: $50.00