50 Years

In April, Osiris will celebrate its 50th anniversary. In 1972, in Averill Park, New York, we began the adventure. Osiris 1 was composed on an electric typewriter and the French accents were set by hand, with a rapidiograph pen. We had no money and the printer, Beryl Frank, was kind enough to allow us to pay him in installments. Quoting from my journal from that year:

On Friday, November 17, we delivered Osiris 1 to Beryl. Seventeen inches of snow fell three days before and then it was bitterly cold. On December 22, Beryl called to say he had only been able to print half the issue. Because of a bad paper shipment, the pages curled and wrinkled. He promised to finish soon. Osiris 1 arrived at our house on Tuesday, January 2,1973 in an old red Plymouth wagon. We signed and numbered the first fifty copies. What euphoria!

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