Conundrum

MORRIS, Jan. Conundrum.

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MORRIS, Jan. Conundrum. London Faber, 1974.

8vo. Original boards with op-art dustwrapper designed by the author's son, Mark Morris (not price-clipped); pp. 160; minimal toning to wrapper on spine, a few words and passages marked with soft pencil lines; the word Shlep in the same soft pencil inside front cover, otherwise a remarkably well-preserved and clean copy.
First edition, a milestone in trans-gender history, the memoir telling the journalist James Morris's transition into Jan Morris following surgery in Casablanca in 1972. - Jan's son Mark desigend this iconic dust-wrapper, which at first glance looks like computer art, but was actually hand-drawn. 'When doing posters, etc. at the time I used Letraset, letter by letter. Being influenced by Bridget Riley, I put together some of their line sheets to create the art work of the cover' (via email from Mark Morris).

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