Item is a reel-to-reel tape, which was made by Dick Higgins and Michael Cooper. According to the description on the box, it was "recorded on round hook rug in library of Dick Higgins's house on Cisco Road in Barton, Vermont from 9:15 pm on. Read by Dick Higgins and Michael Cooper, recorded on Sony E.S.P. auto reverse machine at 19 cm, 8-track (mostly blank) stereo. Was supposed to include version by Clive Robertson which failed to arrive in time - proceeded without." The dictionaries used include Svensk-Engelsk ordbok (Stockholm: Läromedelsförlagen, Språkförlaget, 1970); David Kin, ed., Dictionary of American Proverbs (New York: Philosophical Library, 1955); Pierre Artigue, ed., Qui sont les leaders congolais? (Brussels: Editions Europe-Afrique, 1961); Heinz Küpper, ed., Wörterbuch der Deutschen Umgangsprache, Band I (Hamburg: Claassen Verlag, 1963); J.E. Mansion, ed., Mansion's Shorter French and English Dictionary (Boston: D.C. Heath and Co., 1940); Richard Burn, A New Law Dictionary (Dublin: Brett Smith, 1792); Bruce Rodgers, ed., The Queen's Vernacular, a Gay Lexicon (San Francisco: Straight Arrow Books, 1972); Hans Sperber and Travis Trittschuh, eds., Dictionary of American Political Terms (New York: McGraw Hill Book Company, 1962); Hyman E. Goldin, ed., A Treasury of Jewish Holidays (New York: Twayne Publishers, 1952); Marjorie Tallman, Dictionary of American Folklore (New York: Philosophical Library, 1959); Hyman E. Goldin, Frank O'Leary, and Morris Lipsius, Dictionary of American Underworld Lingo (New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., 1950); and, Gustav Davidson, A Dictionary of angels including Fallen angels (New York: Free Press, 1957).