Stuttgart: Reflection Press, 1971. 4to, 67 leaves, mimeographed, dittoed, and offset printed, most on rectos only, and clip bound into an illustrated cover sheet. This copy one of a small number of a special edition with additional unprinted cover sheet bound in, which has an approximately 1" burn hole through the cover to the fire illustration beneath, as issued, with two fragments of burned paper laid in. Text in English and German.
A collection of material assembled by Albrecht D. concerning the trial of the Judson 3 - the African-American artist Faith Ringgold, Jean Toche, and Jon Hendricks- who faced legal charges due to their work in the People's Flag Show at Judson Church. Besides reproductions of flyers, announcements, press clippings, and legal documents and statements relating the show and the trial, this publication collects statements of support from fellow artists, including Yoko Ono and John Lennon, whose joint letter of support and drawing are reproduced on the back cover, Peter Melzer, Michael Wallace, Flo Kennedy, Jean van Imschoot, Abbie Hoffman, Guerrilla Art Action Group, and others.
In addition to the pictorial cover of the regular edition, this copy comes with an additional unprinted cover sheet of similar card stock, which has a circular 1" burn hole through it opening onto the fire illustrated on the cover. This is only the second copy we've handled or seen treated thus, and we believe it to be one of a small number of copies constituting a special, burned edition of the book. Opening the cover gives the vertiginous effect of seeing the fire on the burning flag spread outwards from the book.
Final leaf rather creased, else a clean and very good example. Item #26279