Fagin, Larry & Inglis, Joan - Buon Compleanno Babbo (Signed)
Larry Fagin & Joan Inglis.
Buon Compleanno Babbo.
New York (?): No publisher, no date.
poetry & collage only on rectos.
8 hand-pasted collages.
First page inscribed
“Love, Larry + Joan”.
Very Good. Red covers show some wear,
especially to top & bottom of spine.
Paste on title letters also exhibit
wear and damage.
Inside clean and unmarked.
Acquired from a close relation
of the poet.
Unique hand assembled
poetry & collage book perhaps
given as a gift, but to who? (And was it actually given to them?)
Update: According to poet Robert Padgett, “Babbo” is artist George Schneeman and this was certainly made as a birthday gift. Why was it not given?
Larry Fagin was a New York School poet and publisher who previously lived in San Francisco and London which is where he met his first wife Joan Inglis who is a retired fashion designer. Fagin published lots of his own poetry as well as others, some with covers by Ed Ruscha and Brice Mardin. He was involved with the St Marks Poetry Project and much else. He died in 2017.