Vancouver: Barbarian Press, 2005. First edition. Limitation not stated but issued in a small number according to the author. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED, "Warts and all, for Allen Mears: ‘the first idea was not our own.’ With best wishes, Robert Bringhurst /27.III.2006." Speech given by Bringhurst as part of a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Barbarian Press at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, in November 2004. Designed, set, and printed at Barbarian Press in early autumn of 2005 in consultation with "the Barbarians" by Elizabeth Bachinsky, an apprentice pressed into service while Crispin was in the hospital and Jan was trying to run the press pretty much on her own. 6 x 8.5" plain cream paperwraps hand-sewn with orange string into orange-printed tan wrapper; title page printed in orange and black. BRINGHURST’S PENCILED EDITS TO TYPOGRAPHY & CORRECTIONS TO TEXT THROUGHOUT, making this copy somewhat of an after-the-fact author's proof. TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY BRINGHURST laid in (one page, dated 27 March 2006, on Bringhursts’ letterhead, signed "Robert"). Includes transcript of email correspondence between Bringhurst and Mears discussing some of Bringhurst's edits and the original mailing evnvelope. Fine.