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Hormone Derange Editions (literary broadside series)

Various authors.
Berkeley, California: Hormone Derange Editions, 2001

Over a period of ten years beginning in 1991 I designed and printed from hand-set type, found-engravings and original artwork, a series of literary broadsides on various papers under the imprint of “Hormone Derange Editions, Last Chance Gulch,” an imprint invented for this series and for the joy of cowboy humour. The authors and artists include maverick poets, barflies, and cowboy surrealists among several well-known names in American literature. This collection was made purely for the fun of it all and friendship with the printer was the driving editorial criterion. The broadsides were printed in editions of 100 and 26 signed copies were reserved for this lettered edition.

The portfolio includes 16 signed broadsides by writers Victor Charlo, Barry Gifford, Greg Keeler, William Kitteredge, Peter Koch, Ed Lahey, Milo Miles, Rick Newby, Paul Piper, Thomas Sanchez, David Thomas, Philip Whalen, John Yao, and an additional broadside featuring a poem by Robert Bringhurst. Original wood engravings by Dirk Lee. The broadsides and a lettered title page are laid in an oblong clamshell box covered in German linen with a spine label printed on Fabriano Ingres. Broadsides may also be purchased individually.

Portfolio; 18 prints,    8.5 x 17 inches    edition of 126.       $1000.00

Opened box showing the index sheet from the Hormone Derange broadside series. "Like revolution, love betrays itself first." "The Ten Thousand Things"