Have an Extra $3,000 Lying Around?

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.