Happy Valley, Ojai, CA: Pleasure Palace Books, 1995. Octavo (dimensions: 20 x 13cm), pp. (vi), 55, (iii) blank, 26 full page colour illustrations by the author, glossy illustrated boards, illustrations repeated on the dustkjacket. Signed and dated presentation copy (signed on the title page). Loosely inserted is a previous bookseller’s description of this book and three others by Wood. Fine in Fine dustjacket. Item #766
Beatrice Wood, "The Mother of Dada", was a Bohemian artist, potter and writer who counted Marcel Duchamp and Anais Nin among her friends. She published her first book in her late eighties and the last twenty-five years of her life were the most productive of her career. She continued to work in her studio past the age of 100 and died in 1998 at the age of 105. When asked the secret to her longevity she would often reply, “art books, chocolates and young men”.
The book is inscribed to Kathleen, possible the Kathleen Freeman mentioned in the loosely inserted description.