New York: The Center for Book Arts, 2005. First edition. The Center's 30th-anniversary publication, a stunningly innovative work. NUMBER 3 OF 60 COPIES offered for sale from a total edition of 75 (five of which are artist's proofs). INSCRIBED BY BRINGHURST, the author and book designer, " for Allen Mears, / who may appreciate / more than most not only / the poetry but also / Barbara's and Hedi's / magnificent engineering." The inscription is on the COLOPHON SHEET SIGNED BY BRINGHURST, BARBARA HENRY, HEIDI KYLE and RICHARD MINSKY, who founded The Center and was this project's overall coordinator. In addition to his poem, Bringhurst wrote the afterword articulating the evolution of his polyphonic poetry, thus documenting a history of this definitive edition. The unique binding structure was designed by Hedi Kyle. Kyle is an instructor and book conservator who teaches in the MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Her one-of-a-kind constructions have been exhibited internationally and are in private and public collections. When closed up, the book has a stunning architectural presence, measuring 17 x 17 x 3 inches. When fully open, the four books, each measuring 8 x 12 inches, sit on individual lecterns and yet each is still anchored at its head to the central construction. Bringhurst has characterized the book as " . . . a wonderfully complex piece of biblio-engineering made to behave as if it were simple." All three voices are printed in each of the three volumes. The book's fourth volume includes Bringhurst's essay, the List of Subscribers and the colophon. In the List, this owner's name is shown as Allen K. Mears. The edition is 75 numbered copies inclusive of five Artist Proofs produced. There were only 25 copies for sale by The Center itself. Also included is the prospectus, extensive correspondence (e-mail and TLS) between Mears, Bringhurst and The Center, pertinent internet downloads, and Center pre-publication announcements. The book is as new, mint.