The Private Life of Books. Photographs by Paul Schütze



The Private Life of Books. Photographs by Paul Schütze
With eight tipped-in duotone photographs. [24] pp. Designed by Jerry Kelly. Text printed on Mohawk Via Vellum Jute
7 x 10 inches
[Upper Montclair, N.J.]
Temporary Culture
One of 200 copies (edition of 226 copies)
Hand sewn in black card covers. As new in pictorial dust jacket with duotone photos

Six poems by Henry Wessells on reading, memory, books, and the second law of thermodynamics. Photographs by Paul Schütze.
“a startling book … beautiful in every way: the words, the images, and the production” — Rebecca Rego Barry, Fine Books & Collections
“marvellously sombre, both in presentation and content. […] This fine, odd, even moving book…” — The Book Collector (Winter 2014)
The title poem, read by the author, provides the concluding voiceover in a newly released documentary, The Booksellers (2019).

Note : this edition has sold out but the new edition includes all the poems and photographs in a beautiful pocket size format.