Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1991. First Edition Thus. Item #6135
Deluxe Issue, one of a handful of copies specially bound and designated for the author, publisher and members within the inner circle of the press, this one marked "Binder's Copy" and signed by the author on the colophon. Octavo (23.5cm); pictorial paper-covered boards and patterned cloth backstrip, with title label mounted to spine; publisher's original acetate dustjacket; ,7-224,pp. Fine in a lightly rubbed, Near Fine dustjacket. Reissue of Dorn's 1971 novel, slightly expanded, and published here with a new preface. "By the Sound, masquerading as a "novel," is simply a sociological study of the basement stratum of it's time: the never ending story of hunger and pressing circumstance in a land of excess" (from the preface).