London: Faber & Faber for the Aids Crisis Trust, (1991). 10 x 13. Vellum spine titled in gold, blue Fabriano boards. Fine in matching slipcase. Item #15504
Hockney's 26 colorful, whimsical letters were assigned to 26 writers for their response (a story, poem, thought). One of 300 copies signed by Hockney, Spender, and 22 other contributors, including: Doris Lessing, Seamus Heaney, Susan Sontag, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, Erica Jong, Arthur Miller, Norman Mailer, William Golding, V. S. Pritchett, Margaret Drabble, and Iris Murdoch. Only Norman Mailer declined to participate. But his "letter refusing seemed such a good model for Polite Rejection that we decided to publish it as his contribution."