Mt. Horeb: Perishable Press, 1977. Wilde, John. Small quarto. (28)ff. One of only twenty-five copies. A collection of twelve hand-colored etchings by John Wilde. The twelve images in sequence tell of the relationship between Jane, Joan, and the Great Dog. The primitive innocence of the two nude figures, who seem like Adam and Eve in their uninhabited world of barren rocks and isolated trees, is underlined by the simple, see-Spot-run-like titles for each image. The story ends with a macabre twist and an unexpected victory. This is the first of five collaborations between Walter Hamady of the Perishable Press and Wilde, both of whom worked in the art department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The etchings were printed by Steve Weitz and bound in Bill Anthony paste-paper over boards with hidden leather corners and a blue leather spine. Housed in a matching drop-back box. Typical sunning to spine of box, which shows minor wear, else a fine copy of a scarce item.
(Inventory #: 27202)
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