A collaborative anthology of the unpublished and the unpublishable — selected and printed by the contributors. Prospective contributors were invited to submit 1000 copies of up to three 8 1/2” by 11” pages containing anything they wanted to include — printed at their own initiative and expense. Submissions were collated alphabetically. Biographical notes identify most of the contributors. Assembling appears annually in the early Fall. Its primary purpose is the production of printed work that is “otherwise unpublishable” because it is too unconventional to be accepted elsewhere. — From the publisher
Some pages are printed monochromatically with both handwritten and typed texts. A mixture of different coloured papers, images, prints, stamps and inserts make this publication stunning and visually smashing.
New York: Assembling Press, 1974.
First edition 4to (28 × 21.5 cm) Softcover Unpaginated [252 pp] Texts in English Side-stapled in pictorial wrappers. Printed on various paper.
Near fine. Minor shelf wear. Internally fine except for a few pages with colour transfer due to brown inserts. Item ID: 1052.