Vancouver: William Hoffer/Tanks, 1987.
First Edition. Soft cover. Signed by Author. Faludy, Kinsella, Smart, McWhirter, et al. TANKS ARE A MIGHTY FINE THING. The Subscriber's Edition. Vancouver: William Hoffer/Tanks, 1987, limited edition. [4to, Seven various coloured stiff wrappers] A fine complete set in the original custom blue linen slipcase with TANKS at the crown. Five books & Two handprinted portfolios. Variously paginated & Illustrated. The edition number 75 of 150 stated [although probably fewer than 85 copies were completed] each part & each original lithograph with the same number. Tanks 1.1 - Marius Kociejowski "The Machine Minders"; Tanks 1.2 - W.P. Kinsella "Five Stories" (Numbered & Signed), Tanks 1.3 - Norm Sibum "Eight Poems" (Numbered & Signed); Tanks 1.4 - Gyorgy Faludy "Corpses, Brats and Cricket Music" (Signed & Numbered with a signed handcoloured lithograph by Herbert Siebner); Tanks 1.5 - Elizabeth Smart "Autobiographies" (Numbered); Tanks 1.6 - Glenn Golouska's elegant typographic 'essay': El Lissitzky, "The Topography of Typography", handprinted at the Nightshade Press, and Tanks 1.7 - George McWhirter "The Voyeur and the Countess Wielopolska" (Signed) with two signed lithographs by Dianne Ostoich also handprinted at the Nightshade Press. Hoffer's most tenacious publishing venture. Woodsworth A51.
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