COOPER, Dennis. Xmas 1982.

(No place): Self-published, [1982?].  First edition.  Square portfolio.  Rare handmade Christmas gift prepared by Dennis Cooper for a handful of close friends.  Plain paper portfolio containing 12 black and white photographic images of teenage boys each measuring approx. 19cm by 19cm.  Paper label contains the text “Nothing is dead but that what has not existed Tomorrow is dim beside the shining past  And formless beside an achieved perfection That displays at once the effort and the effect.”  with the greeting Xmas 1982 Love, Dennis Cooper.  A very good copy only with some browning and glue residue stains.  Scarce OCLC locates only one (incomplete? copy with 10 images) at the University of California, San Diego.


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