31 May 2007
Fictcryptokrimsographs. Buffalo, New York: Humpy Press, 1975. Octavo (166 x 153mm). 40 colour photographs. Original photo-illustrated card covers. Original colour photograph, signed, numbered and dated ('1974') in the margin, in the original glassine sleeve mounted on the inside front cover. Signed by Krims and with the 'Humpy Press Corporate Seal' blind-stamped on the title.
FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 125 COPIES ISSUED WITH A SIGNED COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH of the cover image; this one copy number 31. The last of the early works which 'gained him both critical attention and a certain amount of notoritety... Krims was edging towards a postmodernist stance -- ironic, detached -- commenting on the photographic medium more than utilizing it' (The Photobook). A FINE COPY. Cf. The Photobook, vol. II, p.22.
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