Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Universal Truths Revealed in White Tobacco Smoke, after Tristan Tzara, by Sinclair Beiles, published by Cordelia Editions, Johannesburg, in 1976. Artwork by Bob Cobbing. More details of this edition can be found at The Artists' Book.
The first edition of this book was published by the London Poetry Poetry, in 1974.
When I visited Beiles in 1994, he showed me a third edition of this work, which instead of a book was a boxed set of cards. He said it had been produced in Italy. I am unable to remember the exact details, but I was under the impression it had been produced in the late 1980s.