It Can't Affect Me and Other Poems
Bushey Heath, Herts: Taurus Press, 1959. Limited edition (#53/235) of this work of poetry. Deals with issues of racial equality, and each poem is accompanied by one of Paul Piech's vibrant lino-cuts, his political message clear on every page. Signed and numbered to the colophon. Unpaginated. 250 by 160 mm (9¾ by 6¼ inches). Paul Peter Piech was an American who came to the UK as a serviceman in the Second World War. He studied at the Chelsea School of Art. In 1959 he set up the Taurus Press, a small press based at his home in Bushey Heath. His first publication was 'War and Misery' a portfolio of woodcuts. He produced a series of books highlighting his concerns about Freedom of Expression & Racial Equality. His commissions have included work for Amnesty International and CND. The press produced 70 publications. He also regularly produced lino cut posters and art works.
Condition: The green cloth binding is in a good, clean condition, with just a fractional fading. Internally very clean, but with a fractional darkening to the page edges. The binding is very slightly loose to the boards.