Signed by All Authors, Including John McPhee, Gary Snyder, and William Stafford[Cheloniidae Press]. John McPhee, Gillian Conoley, Gary Snyder, Madeline DeFrees, William Stafford, and Richard Eberhart. Roadkills, A Collection of Prose and Poetry. [Easthampton, Massachusetts]: Cheloniidae Press, 1981.
Special deluxe edition with an extra suite of prints limited to 50 copies, of which this is number xlix, signed by the illustrator and all six authors on the colophon page. Quarto. Unpaginated. Title page etching and eleven wood engravings by Alan James Robinson. Printed on hand-made Japanese paper by Harold Patrick McGrath at the Hampshire Typothetae. Hand-set in 18pt. Arrighi and Centaur type by P. Chase Twichell.
Bound in quarter gray morocco and black Japanese paper by Gray Parrot. Title and facsimile tire tread stamped in black across spine. Corners very lightly bumped. Slight wrinkle to title page, presumably caused in printing. The extra suite of prints is laid into a black cloth chemise. All housed in a quarter gray morocco and black cloth clamshell box featuring the tire tread device; top edge a trifle dusty. Near fine.
Writers' odes to what John McPhee calls "D.O.R.s" - animals one finds "dead on the road."
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