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												Elimination Dance by  Michael Ondaatje
	 - Signed First Edition
			 - 1991
		 - from Passages Bookshop (SKU: 4100)

Elimination Dance

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Elimination Dance

by Ondaatje, Michael

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London, Ontario: Brick Books, 1991. First printing thus. 52 pp., 5.5 x 5.5 inches. Sewn signatures glued into printed card covers.

Scattered foxing to edges, and tiny nick to corner of front cover, otherwise very good.

First printing of this bilingual ”traveller’s” edition, with French translation by Lola Lemire Tostevin, and illustrations from archival sources. A satirical absurdist essay disguised as a textbook, consisting of four sections: Elimination Dance, Four Maps (including one that shows ”Locations in Canada where Brian Mulroney has been burned in effigy or pissed on from great heights during a motorcade”), Study Questions, and Further Eliminations.

Inscribed by the author on the title page.


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Passages Bookshop stocks fine, rare, and unusual books and graphic art, with a concentration on modern and contemporary literature and art (particularly poetry and the avant-garde), artist's books, fine printing, and the book arts. The successor to New York City's Bridge Bookshop (late 1980s), Passages opened in Albuquerque in 1994 and relocated to Portland, Oregon, in 1997. In November of 2015 we moved to a new retail shop and gallery centrally located in Portland's east side, two blocks north of the convention center, where we are typically open Thursday through Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 pm, as well as by appointment or chance. Proprietor: David Abel,


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