This is the price sheet for several handmade books being offered by a German press called Edition Schwarze Seite. I took this picture at Passages Bookshop in Portland, Oregon, where Lax friend and editor John Beer and I gave a presentation on Lax a few days ago. Also speaking that evening was Eckhard Froeschlin, who runs the press. The images below are from those Lax books you can buy for $1,500 each. Lax loved that artists and bookmakers wanted to use his poetry. What would he say to these prices? I think he’d just smile.
And here’s a picture of Froeschlin displaying one of the Lax books (to give you a feeling for the size). Those are more Lax pages behind him.