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A Book Thrown Into The Sea

Paul Ramsay

notes on the first edition

On July 3rd 1991, twenty copies of the 5th Alembic title: 'A BOOK THROWN INTO THE SEA' were indeed thrown into the sea, off the coast of Brighton, East Sussex, in the UK. Where possible, the books were then retrieved and left to dry.

sea book map

X marks the spot where the books were thrown (from a map included within the text).

This action was witnessed by Chris Speed (a fellow student attending Brighton Polytechnic at the time) who signed the surviving copies to that effect.

These books were then added to the Alembic canon and sold; a few remain in my possession as examples of the very first Alembic thrown text.
A second edition of the above title is currently being planned for release in 2019/20
ISBN 1-873396-07-4
Thrown Texts Series 001
© Alembic Books 2019 - Paul Ramsay