Octon, France: Verdigris Press, 2010. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Includes 8 dark, exquisite mezzotints by Judith Rothchild. Text hand set, printed, and the bound by Mark Lintott.
"The magnificent pearls, with their orient nacre, were saved for queens and emperors. Entire villages holding their breath: how many diver's lives lost in the oyster beds for a royal crown?" Fainlight's poems curl around Rothchild's extrodinary black-velvet mezzotints, and purr...filled with elegance, simplicity, and longing. Fine in Fine Slipcase. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Burgundy cloth spine, light-mauve marbled paper boards, black ink lettering, housed in grey paper slipcase, accordion fold structure with free front board. Square 4to. np. Illus. (b/w plates). Numbered limited edition of 42. Item #10989