"Pokerface... was a livre de luxe put together by a husband and wife who ran a hand letterpress out of their home in Los Angeles. I remember dropping in on them one morning to find the two of them busy at their labor of love. The husband was cranking out individual pages of my little book on an enormous, Dickensian-looking press while his wife sat on the floor, hippie-style, hand-stitching the covers on with a needle and thick black thread."
LIMITED FIRST EDITION, 1/400 COPIES, SIGNED BY BILLY COLLINS.
Los Angeles: Kenmore Press, 1977. Oblong octavo, Japanese stab binding with exposed sewing, pictorial wrappers; custom cloth box. One of just 400 copies. Cover silk-screened from an original photograph by Judy Lane. A fine copy of Collins's scarce first book.