New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1973. First Edition. Oblong quarto. A fabulous association copy, SIGNED by Alfonso Ossorio and inscribed to Herbert and Mercedes Matter in the year of publication: "For / Herbert & / Mercedes from Alfonso — / 25-1-73." Additionally INSCRIBED by B.H. Friedman: "and with the author's / best wishes too — / Bob." Monograph on Ossorio, profusely illustrated with 152 black-and-white images and 54 color tipped-in plates. Includes essays by B.H. Friedman on the artist's life and work. Designed by Ladislav Svatos. Shelfworn with a small dent along the top edge of the rear board, else close to near fine in a very good jacket, sunned at the spine, with a long horizontal scratch to the rear panel, a short closed tear at the top of rear panel, light edge wear.