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A Humument [First Trade Edition]

£85.00

Product description

A Humument has been a work in progress since 1966 when artist Tom Phillips set himself a task: to find a second-hand book for threepence and alter every page by painting, collage and cut-up techniques to create an entirely new version. He found his three-penny novel in a junk shop in Peckham Rye, South London. This was an 1892 Victorian obscurity titled A Human Document by W.H. Mallock and he titled his altered book A Humument. The first version of all 367 treated pages was privately published by the Tetrad press in 1973. This is the first trade edition, now extremely rare by Thames & Hudson Ltd.

Our copy is a hardback in its original jacket, in very good condition; the purple cloth board covers are also in very good condition. Inside the text is clean and free of names.

Item details

Added value:
First trade edition
Author(s):
Phillips, Tom
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
18 x 13 x 3.5 cms
Edition:
1980
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0500091463
Number of pages:
367
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Title:
A Humument

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About this item

A Humument has been a work in progress since 1966 when artist Tom Phillips set himself a task: to find a second-hand book for threepence and alter every page by painting, collage and cut-up techniques to create an entirely new version. He found his three-penny novel in a junk shop in Peckham Rye, South London. This was an 1892 Victorian obscurity titled A Human Document by W.H. Mallock and he titled his altered book A Humument. The first version of all 367 treated pages was privately published by the Tetrad press in 1973. This is the first trade edition, now extremely rare by Thames & Hudson Ltd.

Our copy is a hardback in its original jacket, in very good condition; the purple cloth board covers are also in very good condition. Inside the text is clean and free of names.

Added value:
First trade edition
Author(s):
Phillips, Tom
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
18 x 13 x 3.5 cms
Edition:
1980
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0500091463
Number of pages:
367
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Title:
A Humument

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