- Not Another Punk Book! / Punk by Isabelle Anscombe, photos edited by Terry Jones (I-D magazine)
- UK Edition Paperback: 96 pages
- Published: 1978 by Aurum Press Ltd, 27 Floral St, London (just around the corner from the Roxy) :
- Book Dimensions : 30cm x 21.5 cm x 0.7cm
- US Edition Paperback: 128 pages
- Published: 1978 Urizen Books, New York, with additional text by Dike Blair.
- Book Dimensions : 29cm x 21 cm x 1cm
The US edition matches the UK for the first 39 pages, then halfway through the street fashion segment (the most interesting section) they separate and become almost two different books. The strength of the UK edition is clearly the street fashion section edited by Terry Jones, prior to him founding I-D magazine in 1980. The layout of this 17 page section, resembles the early I-D issues, back when it was a street fashion fanzine. Clearly the fashion victims documented, although photographed individually against the same segment of wall, are supposed to look like culprits at an identity parade. For the US edition, they clearly thought 9 pages for London street fashion was enough and instead the rest of the section is replaced with posed band photos by Marcia Resnick. Terry Jones’ credit is removed from the US edition entirely.
Although much of the remainder of two editions correlate, the two pages dedicated to the US punk scene in the UK edition are removed and replaced by an expanded section in the US edition, resulting in 128 pages in the US edition compared with 96 in the UK. However, it’s obviously a UK publication that was adapted for the US market. The text starts with the 1977 Queen Silver Jubilee and reads like a punk manifesto, with added sound bites as punctuation from the usual suspects, Lydon, Westwood, Damned etc…
Since this title has never been reprinted, original copies of both editions have held their value, the UK slightly more because of the fashion element and the better cover.
Artist Barbara Kruger’s work looks like it was a major influence on the design & layout, while the UK edition’s cover was inspired by the 1914 Vorticist publication Blast! The UK cover appears to have been silk screened, given that several of the copies we’ve handled have often had either globs of black ink or smudges on the cover.
This title has become scarce – due to so called ‘rare book’ dealers overpricing it at £475 =600 a copy….