Bahloul & Hamdouna, or how the Sultan’s daughter learned the Jester was a contemptible man. A Tale from The Perfumed Garden by Sheikh Nefzawi.
South Laguna, CA: Weather Bird Press,], 1969. One of fifty copies in boards in a total edition of seventy-five (twenty-five were bound in paper wrappers). This is one of the earliest books of Vance Gerry’s Weather Bird Press. Most of the earliest items were ephemeral pieces, or in wrappers. With three linocut plates printed in purple. Title-paged printed in purple and black. A fine copy. Dark red cloth over patterned purple boards. In the dust jacket, which is a bit chipped at the edges. Octavo. 10 pp. Item #17368
“This excerpt from The Perfumed Garden is the press’ only encounter with erotica. The illustrations, cut by the press, transcend the subject matter so well as to deserve a G rating today.” (25 Years of the Weather Bird Press, 1993, #10. Vance Gerry Bibliography (Whittington Press, #11).