Torrance: Labyrinth Editions, 1980. Woodcuts By Tom Killion. First Edition. Unbound. Folio - between 12" - 15" Tall. Very Good. Item #005492868
Unbound proof, believed to be unique, of this notable collaboration between printer Richard Bigus, artist Tom Killion, and William Everson, who had taught both of them printing at UC Santa Cruz. It was acquired directly from William Everson himself. This is what appears to be a final production proof, exquisitely printed on reverse fold Japanese paper, collated and complete at  pages, with the original prints by Tom Killion. It is signed in pencil on the colophon by Killion beneath his print, and in ink below by Everson. It is un-numbered, nor is it marked "A/P". Unlike the edition, this copy was never stab-bound, and is present in unbound sheets. It is perfectly printed, as was always the case with Bigus' work. While this is suitable for a custom binding, it would also be ideal for exhibition, as the entire work could be shown (since the edition was intended to be bound reverse-fold, the sheets are printed on one side only). It is in very good condition, with only very slight wear; several minor smudges, and some spotting to some leaves which may have been present in the paper when made.