First prototype binding with one chapter
Bound by Minsky 1988
15" x 10 7/8" x 3"
Text and commentary by Richard Minsky. His love life in the style of the incunabula, with historiated, inhabited and illuminated initials. Details about the edition of this book.
You can also look at two bindings of Minsky in Bed: Click on the small pictures to see pages with big photos and details.
Copy No. 1, bound in Minsky's bedsheets, in the
National Art Library collection of the
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Copy No. 2, bound in Purple calf as above, but with Vermeil copulating couples, in a box made of Minsky's bedsheets. Collection of The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry.
Copy No. 3 is bound the same as the Prototype, with brass copulating couples. Collection of Valentina and Gary Milman.
Minsky in Bed Prototype Binding (Detail)
Read Naked Came the Bookbinder by Lisa Interollo, in Avenue Magazine. It describes a 1992 performance by Minsky reading Minsky in Bed at Canio's Bookstore in Sag Harbor, NY.
Click on the small images below to read the book. The text of this book contains language suitable to mature readers.
If you start at the Introduction
you can proceed using the NEXT PAGE link at the
bottom right of each page image.
Intro First Date First Kiss Jill. Juanita
Murphy, Maggie, Molly Lunch Date Sheryl Cheryl
Verona Mary Jo Cindy Kitty Lolita
Tango Tango- High Resolution half page
Tango, Page 1 is the only page
reproduced here that shows the full margin
(because the pages are bigger than my scanner)..
Click here for a higher resolution version of the top half of Tango. That gives a better idea of the print quality.
Please note: First Date and First Kiss are scanned from color photocopies, not from the original pages. They are therefore not as clear as the other pages.
Details of this edition
Read about this book in Jerry Tallmer's Review.
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Each section has several thumbnail images and descriptions of the works. You can click on any image for a page about that work, with larger pictures and details.