The Paper Snake.New York: The Something Else Press, 1965 Stock Code: 112862
First edition, first printing, casebound issue. A particularly fine example of this seminal artist's book, which interweaves text with collages and mail art. Ray Johnson (1927-1995) was a Neo-Dada artist loosely associated with the Fluxus movement. He was once described as "New York's most famous unknown artist" and the network of mail art he instigated in the 1960s still produces work under the banner of the New York School of Correspondence.
Oblong quarto. Original pictorial cloth, titles to spine in black on orange ground. With the pictorial dust jacket.
Illustrated throughout by the artist.
Extremities lightly rubbed. A bright copy in a lightly toned and edge-chipped jacket with a few short closed tears and one small adhesive repair on the verso.
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