Near Fine. Item #7134
Berkeley: Pequod Press, 1985. First Edition, Limited to 50 copies of which this is no. 23. Slim octavo (22.5cm.); publisher's decorative cloth, printed paper spine label; 35pp. Spine label chipped, else Fine, original prospectus laid in.
Inscribed and signed by the author on front free endpaper: "For Helen Lee -- I hope you weren't misled by the title. The 'Nudism,' of course, is a baring of the soul, and I couldn't resist the play on words. But then, too, they aren't all as 'obvious' as I pretend, but written with a calculated opacity. Anyway, I hope you see an advance, and not a regression--the world moves on! / With warm regards, John Ruyle." Additionally signed by the author on colophon. Hand-set in Cochin type at the Sign of the Pied Typers.