by [Quercus Press]: Carrera, John, and Martha Kearsley
[Waltham, MA: Quercus Press, 1999. Miniature (7 x 5.5 x 2 cm). Handbound in half calf and currency over boards, t.e.g. Inserted in matching calf-covered slipcase, then laid into a velvet-lined black enameled repurposed small safety deposit box (4 x 12 x 22 cm), as issued. Copy 'J' of twelve lettered copies, either printed in Pica Card Mercantile or assembled from clipped letters (ransom note style), on text paper fabricated from recycled US currency by Crane and Company, with interleaves consisting of sectioned panels of original US currency (including $1, $2, $5, $10, $50 and $100 bills), modified by hand, or with printed or rubber-stamped text, symbols or pictorial elements. Signed on the colophon by Carrera and Kearsley. Accompanied by a 2005 picture postcard (with an image of a skid of fresh currency, with imprint of Bureau of Engraving and Printing), with text affixed in ransom note style (also cut from currency): "Sorry for the Delay," with autograph postscript, from Carrera, signed in type with initials (also clipped). Some references to this fascinating work indicate that the actual currency utilized for the interleaves in each of the twelve copies totals in the range of $300. A hand-crafted work, highly unusual in both conception and presentation. (Inventory #: WRCLIT75817)
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