THE PRIVATE LIFE OF BOOKS
Six poems by Henry Wessells on reading, memory, books, the algorithm of Serendipity, and the second law of thermodynamics.
Photographs by Paul Schütze.
7 x 11 inches,  pp. With eight duotone photographs tipped
in (each 5 x 8-1/4 inches). Text printed on Mohawk Via Vellum Jute. Set in
original foundry Centaur types, digitized by the Nonpareil Typefoundry. Design
by Jerry Kelly. Hand sewn in heavy card covers, pictorial dust jacket with
duotone photos (detail at right).
Second edition in smaller format, containing all the poems and photographs from the original edition.
“ a startling book . . . beautiful in every way : the words, the images, and the production ”
“ marvellously sombre, both in presentation and content.
The title poem, read by the author, provides the concluding voiceover in a newly released documentary, The Booksellers (2019).
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