Künstlerbuch | Artists’ book: Ed Ruscha. Royal Road Test, 1967

Specific Object

Künstlerbuch | Artists’ book: Ed Ruscha. Royal Road Test, 1967 (Collaboration with Mason Williams and Patrick Blackwell)

Black offset printing on 80-lb white Prentice Gloss Text paper

24 x 16.5 x 0.5 cm

  • Edition | 1000
  • Exterior | Softcover, manila-colored paper, title printed in black ink on front
  • Binding | Sprial binding by California Bindery-Grisworld Corp., Downey, California
  • Pages | 60 (30 pages with 32 captioned photographic illustrations, 16 pages with text only, 12 plank pages, 1 title page, 1 copyright page)
  • Inscription | Some copies of the first edition were signed by Ruscha, some by both Ruscha and Mason Williams. The signatures usually appear on the first page, some of which have a date stamped in red (for example, „APR 22 1967“)
  • Printer | Blair Litho, Los Angeles
  • Publisher | Ed Ruscha
  • Subsequent Editions | Second printing 1969, edition of 1000; Third printing 1971, edition of 1500; Fourth printing 1980, edition of 1500


Pictures and Information are taken from:

Edward Ruscha. EDITIONS 1959-1999 | Catalogue Raisonne, Vol. 1: Prints, Books Misc; Vol. 2: Essays, Entries, Information, Minneapolis 1999.

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