Trusty Sarcophagus Co. (Deluxe)

Rene Ricard


Rome: Inanout Press, 1990. First Edition. Silkbound hardcover in velvet slipcase. 98pp., 6 x 8.5 inches

Near Fine. Minor stain to lower right edge of the boards, and faint blue spotting along upper edge. Slight fraying of the silk at corners. 

Deluxe limited edition of Ricard's painted poems in full color, with transcriptions on the opposing pages. A scarce and beautiful volume, encased in silk and blue velvet, with a white ribbon signed by Ricard. The biography at the endmatter of the book is initialed in poet's signature turquoise, with a highlight through his description as "an obscure and enigmatic figure, [who] has often destroyed his own works." Inscribed on the rear in silver felt pen is the statement QUEENS ARE KINGS REBORN, with a fleur-de-lis. Number 23 of 100 copies.