quarter leather marbled paper-covered boards in quarter leather, red cloth clamshell box; top edge cut, other edges uncut
2015 · (Stockholm, WI)
by Schanilec, Gaylord
(Stockholm, WI): Midnight Paper Sales, 2015. quarter leather marbled paper-covered boards in quarter leather, red cloth clamshell box; top edge cut, other edges uncut. Midnight Paper Sales. folio. quarter leather marbled paper-covered boards in quarter leather, red cloth clamshell box; top edge cut, other edges uncut. (76) pages. Limited to 100 numbered copies, signed by Gaylord Schanilec on colophon. A fine copy of prestigious book art seven years in the making, winner of the 2015 Judges Choice Award at the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair in Oxford, England. Introduction by Patrick K. Coleman, Senior Curator of the Minnesota Historical Society. Title page typeface based on photographs from pages from Columbia University's copy of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, printed by Aldus Manutius in 1499, which were traced by Russell Maret, and made into wood type at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Also with 30 "text figures" of fish from original electrotypes used in the 1920 publication of Fish and Fish-Like Vertebrates of Minnesota by Thaddeus Surber. Bound and boxed by Craig and Leigh Ann Jensen at Booklab II in San Marcos, Texas. Cover paper marbled in Wiltshire, England, by Jemma Lewis.
"The text-- commentary of passage through the lake by Louis Hennepin, George Featherstonhaugh, Henry Schoolcraft, George Catlin, Jonathan Carver, Zebulon Montgomery Pike, Charles Latrobe, Henry David Thoreau, and Oliver Gibbs, Jr., with related excerpts from Harriet Bell Carlander, George Wagner, Robert E. Coker, C. A. Lesueur, Thaddeus Surber, Paul Harder, and Mark Twain; image captions and an epilogue by Gaylord Schanilec--has been hand set in metal type, and printed by hand on vintage Barcham Greene and Wookey Hole Papers. The images--specimen prints engraved by Gaylord Schanilec including the American White Pelican, Shorthead Redhorse, White Bass, Sheepshead, Lake Peepin Mucket, Threehorn Wartyback, and Giant Floater, along with two vignettes--were all printed on Zerkall paper. Map printed on Kiraku Kozo handmade paper.
(Inventory #: 123994)