Printed Matter [founded by Sol LeWitt, Edit deAk, Lucy Lippard, Carl Andre, Pat Stein, Walter Robinson, Robin White - with a board that also had Ingrid Sischy, Carol Adroccio, Amy Baker, Clive Phillpot, and Howardena Pindell] is the world's venerable distributor of artists' books - from 1976 through 1986 it issued an annual catalogue of all it's inventory - 1000s of artists' books, artists' periodicals, artists' audioworks, and other artists' publications. By 1988 the catalogues became supplemental in nature - smaller and documenting only titles received since the last catalogue with little to no backlist titles. Lot of five catalogues beginning 1981 and ending 1986. The 1981 catalogue was one of the largest that Printed Matter published - most titles, most number of pages, etc., it also includes text by Edit deAK. 1986 catalogue includes text by Susan Wheeler, Richard Ogust, Brian Wallis, Clive Phillpot, Amy Hauft, Robert Nickas, Lynda Barry, Cynthia Chris, Reese Williams, Jeffrey Greenberg, and John Hogan.