4 - Patron Copy
Copies 1 - 10 are reserved for Patrons, and contain all four of Harold's new etchings (in addition to the frontis, one faces the first poem; one faces the last; and the fourth faces the colophon. The second and third have been printed on the blank verso of a text sheet). In these copies only, the frontis etching is initialed by Harold. Copies 11 - 50 contain one of etchings (though which etching varies from copy to copy; we printed 10 of each, and distributed them randomly among the 40 hors de commerce copies). The pages are sewn into a heavy handmade paper wrap printed on both front and back. The Patron copies are issued with an additional transparent tissue jacket. This is copy 4 of 10 patron copies, in Very Fine condition ;
Harold Budd's 4 was set in Bembo, one poem per page, and printed damp on Arches Wove at HM with the Washington press. The Artists' Pamphlet Series was launched in the fall of 2010 with four new poems by previous HM collaborator Harold Budd, simply titled "4." Each etching in this latest suite of four is named for a film director: Akerman, Cocteau, Jarman and Anger.