New York: W. W. Norton & Co., (1998). First edition. Artist's book. "The Republic" is a sensuous dreamland to which, in the author/artist's imagination, he and his wife escape. To make this same trip, "You will need a poetic license, ...and you will find one within." Literally. In a little plastic envelope affixed to p.36. According to the author's widow, who appears as "Nadja" to his "Victor" in the book, G. Garfield "Jerry" Crimmins "wrote the book sober. Well mostly." And, it is she who appears nearly topless next to him nearly bottomless in a few of the whimsical yet dignified photos within. Replete and complete with little additions to the already illustrated text, including a passport in pocket affixed to front free endpaper, a folding map, a collection of postcards, et al. Fine in fine dust jacket.