The Ballad of Lemon & Crow, Glenn Todd
Limited first edition, with six photogravures and ink blot drawings by Bruce Conner and anonymous artists. Limited to 300 numbered copies signed by both Todd and Connor, of which this is number 213.
San Francisco: The Arion Press, 2002. Quarto, publisher's quarter black cloth-backed patterned cream cloth, printed paper spine label, card slipcase with printed paper spine label; pp. 51, , six unnumbered leaves with photogravures. In fine condition, with trace amounts of rubbing to the slipcase.
"This limited edition is the first publication of The Ballad of Lemon and Crow by Glenn Todd, a San Francisco writer who grew up in Texas. His regional sensibility is keenly felt in the tale of three generations of neighbors in rural Oklahoma. The illustrations are by Bruce Conner, a native of Kansas and longtime San Francisco artist whose distinctive vision won him a devoted audience. In 2000, Conner announced he was retiring and would not sign or claim any new work as his own; since then, “anonymous artists” have signed in his stead."