by [Hope, Laurence], Carol Schwartzott, book artist
Niagra Falls NY: Lilliput Press, 1995. Number 10 of 12 copies [possibly 12 more copies issued later] of this lovely book designed and bound by Carol Schwartzott at her Lilliput Press and signed by her. The text of the original poem, "Khan Zada's Song on the Hillside" was written by Laurence Hope in 1903 and reprinted in 1938 in Indian Love Lyrics. Laurence Hope was a pseudonym used be Adela Florence Nicolson (1865-1904), who also used the pseudonym Violet Nicolson. She and her husband shared a love of India and her poetry was originally thought to be translations by Indian writers. She committed suicide in 1904 after the death of her husband. The lovely lyrical poem is beautifully printed within pentagon shapes on pages decorated with Indian designs. alternating with eight designs and illustrations also in the pentagon frames. The sixteen-page book is printed on a continuous accordion fold sheet attached to the green paper binding. In fine condition. ARTISTSBOOK/051116.
(Inventory #: 29335)
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