Making a Sacher Torte: Nine Poems, Twelve Illustrations.

Mount Horeb, Wisc. Perishable Press Limited, 1981.

Small quarto (28.5 x 19 cm.), [iv, 28] pages. Illustrated. FIRST EDITION, limited. "The edition is but 225 copies & you have no. 195" (colophon). A prefatory text reads, "Herewith published as a sequel to the 1974 Wandering Tattler but replacing birds with food, cooking, eating and drinking in the season of harvest & All Saints Day, Perry Township near Minor Confluence/Wisconsin." Contents. 1. Having replaced love with food and drink (a poem for those who have reached forty) -- 2. Breakfast -- 3. My mother's milkman -- 4. Making a sacher torte -- 5. Pamela's green tomato pie -- 6. Saturday night (for Barbara Drake) -- 7. Ode to a Lebanese crock of olives (for Walter's Aunt Libby's diligence in making green olives -- 8. Sally Plum -- 9. Coprinus comatus : evening mushrooms, morning milk [i.e. ink]. Paste-paper boards over blind-titled, grey morocco spine. Fine. While well-represented in institutional collections, this book is scarce in the marketplace. [Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection 82.16].

Price: $350.00