signed Gray Parrot binding half bound in purple Morocco with boards covered in a coordinating hand marbled paper
1982 · West Hatfield MA
by Lewis Carroll
Moser's Alice joins the ranks of the earlier spectacular Alices: Tenniel, Rackham, Dali: not only do the 75 images dance and sprawl across the pages, but they reflect new visions of the text. These images range from marginalia to images merged into the text, to full page and on to two page spreads. The text is printed in black, with highlighted words in red or blue. Moser's signature is in purple, as is the limitation number, 157 of 350. The book is half bound in purple morocco with boards covered in a coordinating hand marbled paper, from the workshop of Gray Parrot. The type was cast and composed by Michael and Winifred Bixler. Further hand composition was done by Arthur Larson. Text and blocks were printed by Harold McGrath on Puligeum, a paper specially made for Pennyroyal by the Strathmore Paper Company. The clamshell case is quarter bound in morocco with cloth covered sides. The extra set of 75 prints, each signed by Moser, is enclosed in a matching cloth covered portfolio. A cover letter to the Reader from Moser explains the status of the prints in the portfolio. The prints produced for the copies of the book are fine, but some of the blocks cracked when they were put through the press for a second run. At this point, Moser decided to continue to print the second set as is--there was no time to re-do the blocks. The book and portfolio are fine, the box fine, with some discoloring and rubbing to the spine of the box (see the photographs).
(Inventory #: 15998)