& I Dreamt I Shot Arrows In My Amazon Bra. Piero HELICZER.
& I Dreamt I Shot Arrows In My Amazon Bra.


& I Dreamt I Shot Arrows In My Amazon Bra.

Brighton, Sussex: Dead Language & London: Matrix Press, (1961). Second edition ("an earlier edition was dittoed by anselm hollo"). Stapled illustrated wrps. (20pp.). Printed letterpress; one leaf printed on lavender paper.

This copy has been embellished by Heliczer on the front cover, the 'o's in the title and the hands and face of the figure in Ph. Mechanicus's photo-illustration filled in with cerise coloured paint.

Heliczer's 1963 Dead Language catalogue prints the publication year as 1961, a year before he moved to New York; elsewhere Tom Raworth mistakenly gives the year as 1963, stating that "Piero was living with us; he and I printed it on my treadle press which was off Oxford Street in Richard Moore's print-shop...". Heliczer's notebook dates the sale and distribution of copies in early December 1961, and records that he paid Tom Raworth £1.00 on the ninth of that month.

Light rubbing to wrappers; very small lower right corner creasing; old pencilled price to upper wrapper; o/w Near Fine.