New York: Random House, 1991. First U.S. Edition. One of 250 numbered copies signed by David Hockney and Stephen Spender. 22 of the contributing authors have also signed the book, including: Doris Lessing, William Boyd, Margaret Drabble, Martin Amis, William Golding, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Nigel Nicolson, Seamus Heaney, Douglas Adams, Julian Barnes, Craig Raine, Kazuo Ishiguro, Iris Murdoch, V.S. Pritchett, Erica Jong, Arthur Miller, John Julius Norwich, Susan Sontag, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, Norman Mailer, and Ian McEwan (Anthony Burgess, T. S. Eliot, Ted Hughes, and Gore Vidal made textual contributions but did not sign this edition). Contains 26 letters of the alphabet plus “&,” each accompanied by a poem or short text with full-page color illustration by Hockney. This book was published to raise money for AIDS victims by the American Friends of AIDS Crisis Trust. Large 4to grey paper over boards, vellum spine lettered in gilt, measures 10"x14".Fine in slipcaseThe book was issued as a fund-raiser for the Hockney was unhappy with the production values of the American edition, so signed copies of it are scarcer than the UK edition which preceded it. 4to cloth. Issued without dj. Fine in deluxe slipcase box with front label designed by Hockney.