Enigma Variations
  • Enigma Variations


    Bill Berkson. Cover design and drawings by Philip Guston.


    Bolinas: Big Sky, 1975. First edition. Perfectbound in illustrated paper wraps. Some light scuffing on the spine and minor soiling on the top of the text block. Unpaginated. First edition, limited to 1000 copies, inscribed by Berkson. Near fine.


    "To the me of my own making, seeing I am here,

    I’d speak a gesture sudden and precise

    to show Time’s inconsiderateness whereto head in, and

    Death, that busboy,

    his vanity of speed.

    But always here and before me,

    the rude lullaby: “Sleep, Mighty Mouth; sleep and die.”