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The Left-handed Punch

Artist's Book
1986 (Published)
Place of origin

Bound volume, 35 pages, with colour illustrations and moveable paper puppets.

Object details

Object type
TitleThe Left-handed Punch (published title)
Brief description
Artist's book, 'The Left-handed Punch', Roy Fisher and Ron King, Guildford, Surrey : Circle Press, 1986.
Physical description
Bound volume, 35 pages, with colour illustrations and moveable paper puppets.
  • Height: 39cm (Note: Taken from the NAL catalogue )
Gallery label
This collaborative work began when the artist Ron King sent the poet Roy Fisher a copy of Punch and Judy published by Routledge in 1860. Fisher reworked the text as a play which appears in this book, alongside extracts from the Routledge text and King’s illustrations and puppets. These have moveable parts cut out by King’s daughter and her friends. (June 2019)
Object history
The book has an accompanying blue and white striped slipcase. A duplicate slipcase is stored in the NAL at pressmark: 95.VV.16(a)
Other numbers
  • L.3704-1987 - NAL accession number
  • 38041987037041 - NAL barcode
  • 95.VV.16(a) - NAL Pressmark
Library number

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Record createdJune 4, 2019
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