We in the WB Discussion Group (join us!) have just been made aware of the present availability of about twelve copies of the precious small press edition of WB's Mad Farmer. It's a bit beyond my budget, but it does set those bibliophilic bibliomanic impulses a buzzin'. The regular old (but still wonderful) Counterpoint edition will have to do (and it does) for us regular old readers. Think of it as The Mad Farmer UNlimited.
The Mad Farmer Poems by Wendell Berry, With contents chosen by Mr Berry, this book forms the definitive collection of his Mad Farmer family of poems. It includes a Foreword by Ed McClanahan, an Introduction by James Baker Hall, an Afterword by William Kloefkorn, and Engravings by Abigail Rorer. The text was printed from handset type, with title page lettering by Jerry Kelly, on handmade Twinrocker paper in an iron handpress. The sheets were bound by Priscilla Spitler at Hands on Bookbinding in quarter leather with papers marbled by Pamela Smith covering the boards. The book’s forty-eight pages measure 13.25 x 8.25 inches. Sixty numbered copies were made and signed by the author, and forty-six of these are offered for sale at $400.00 each.