Leçons de Livre pour Calyban, ou, Prosper's Parisian Printing Parade. Bon mots, bagatelles, et tableaux de l'imprimerie. Also a sometime type specimen and leaf book. As told to an American
St-Zotique, Quebec: Cat's Head Press, 2008. Quarto. (48)pp. One of 114 copies. Illustrated throughout with a signed pochoir by Jef Aerosol, a relief print by Melissa Schulenberg, a stencil by Guy Berard, and an abundance of found images and stencils by the staff at the Cat's Head Press. Printed in several colors in multiple fonts from foundry, monotype, photopolymer, and wood types set by hand, machine, and computer. On papers ranging from Rives and Arches to vintage and modern handmades like Barcham Green and St-Armand, as well as Kochi from Japan and handmade lokta from Nepal. This medley of printing is accented with tipped-in leaves and a variety of movable elements. The text itself is on the Arts of the Book and the history of printing in Paris, and is staged as a series of fourteen "lessons" in English and French for Cal and Prosper who have left their strange island to make a fresh start in Paris. Bound by Mark McMurray in starry handmade St-Armand paper with a cloth spine and vellum laces, housed in a gray slip case. Prospectus and "Key" laid in. Very fine.
(Inventory #: 27203)
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