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Les Rats [Artist Book]. extrait de "La Peste" d'Albert Camus.

Octon, France: Verdigris Editions, 2020. Limited Edition. Hardcover. fragment of La Peste by Albert Camus, linocuts by Judith Rothchild

Conceived during the confinement of spring 2020 and finished during the autumn lockdown, Judith Rothchild's linocuts were inspired by a fragment of "La Peste" by Albert Camus. The text in French, is printed in letterpress in Univers bold on a Vandercook press by Mark Lintott who also created the slipcases and boxes. The deluxe edition, numbered 1/28 to 6/28, printed on grey Rives BFK paper, contains a mezzotint by Judith Rothchild of a dessicated rat as well as one of the lineoleum plates. The regular edition, numbered 7/28 to 28/28, printed on tan Rives BFK paper is presented in slipcases. Number 28/28 is reserved for the Biblioteque Nationale de France. Year of the Rat, 2020. Fine in Fine Drop-Spine Archival Box. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Text in French. Accordion fold construction. Black paper binding, black printing, red cloth spine with black paper label. Drop-spine black paper archival box with red cloth spine, black paper spine label. Narrow, oblong 4to, 6"x16.5". Np. Limited edition of 28, Deluxe editions numbered 1 to 6, this being 4, with original linoleum plate and mezzotint of dessicated rat. Item #10969

Price: $1,750.00

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