Year. Angus MACLISE.
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71.

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NY: The Dead Language, nd. (1962). First edition. Single leaf, printed letterpress, folded accordion-style to twelve panels (23.2x11.7cm., folded). Illustration by Aubrey Beardsley to first panel ("The Ascension of St. Rose of Lima").

SIGNED and inscribed by Piero Heliczer on the third panel, opposite the colophon: "dear francis here are 366 days each with its wish look for your day & may its wish come true love from piero & Kate" (her name added by Kate Heliczer, whose father, Francis Cowper, was the recipient).

Together with the original mailing envelope, handmade from old newspaper, with printed Dead Language NY paper label affixed bearing the recipient's typed address (postmarked New York, date illegible).

The publication prints MacLise's renaming of every day of the year, some simply assigned a number, but most given poetic names, such as "day of the hearts blood", "day of the two daughters", "the shouts from the sea", and "last day of the autumn feast".

La Monte Young used the calendar to date many of his recordings from the period, including "B-flat Dorian Blues (Fifth Day Of The Hammer)".

A bright, Near Fine copy, with a wonderful presentation inscription from the publisher, together with his original handmade mailing envelope.

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