Green is the Vein - A song of erotic celebration


Hand printed sheets, bound in drum leaf style, with transfer text and hand-applied color, plus two pastepaper endsheets. Page edges have been painted with bright green acrylic ink. The spine is goat with a leaf pattern embossed from one of the linocuts used in the text block. The two-layer covers have an underboard leafed with variegated metal, which is exposed by the top board cutaway. Top board debossed.
The text is extracted from Barry Dempster’s piece Green is the Vein... published in the collection Letters from a Long Illness with the World: The D.H. Lawrence Poems
University of Denver, private collections