Sighs and Whispers
Edition : First / New York / Bloomingdales / 1976 / Hardcover. / VG+
Small Oblong 4to. 34pp. Printed wrappers. Something I didn’t even know existed – a specially bound hardcover issue of Bourdin’s legendary Sighs and Whispers. From the binding details it looks to have been bound by hand, and the comp slip laid in indicates that it was most likely a presentation copy. It is difficult to speculate how many copies were made, ordinarily it could be any number between 5 and 50, but this is pure speculation. Review copies were the regular softcover issue, so this was very much a friends and family variant. Either way, I have never seen one before in my life, and it is unlikely I will ever see one again. The note on the comp slip indicates that the catalogue was collected at the time, which is an interesting piece of context.