New York: Privately Printed, 1980. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Minsky is a pioneering contemporary book artist and founded the Center for Book Arts in New York City. MiL is an auto/biographical account of his adventures and experiences during his US/UK Bicentennial Fellowship in London (1978-79)...and other's observations of said same. The 45 at the rear includes recordings of Kathy Fire & Reverse doing her song "Libido" (Lyrics on the endpaper), and Tommy Weitzel's solo guitar "Ode to a Dead Sheep."
Text Contributors include: Terry Carlson, Barry Fantoni, Faith Gillespie, Pam Hardyment, Kay Hartley, Brian Hoy, Robert Kenedy, Fran Landesman, Jay Landesman, Tom Phillips, Duncan Seligmann, Philip Smith, David Tuck, Kathy Fire, endsheet lyrics.
"The story of Minsky's experience as a US/UK Bicentennial Fellow (1978-79), in his words, those of the editor, and observations by 15 people he encountered. A no-holds-barred account, including the story of Tom Phillips' Dante's Inferno giant fire disaster (with photos), and meetings with the British from the Heralds at the Garter Service to artists, punk rockers and bookbinders." [from the artist]. Fine in Very Good Archival Box. Tight, bright, and unmarred; archival case shows light shelf/edge wear, a touch of sunning to the spine, minor rubbing, else tight and unmarred. Quarterbound, black leather spine, black cloth boards, color xerox print onlay, 45rpm vinyl in pocket at rear pastedown. Oblong 4to. 64pp. Illus. (color and b/w plates). Numbered limited edition, this being 12 of 25. Signed by the artist. Item #10479