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Be Zany, Poised Harpists / Be Blue, Little Sparrows.

New York: Dieu Donné Papermill, Inc., 2002. Limited Edition. Hardcover. An artist book with poems by Raphael Rubinstein. "Each book cover is a one-of-a-kind handmade paper collage created by the artist in the papermaking studio, assisted by Susan Gosin and Mina Takahashi. The white cotton text paper and colored abaca chapter covers were handmade at Dieu Donne Papermill. The circles in the chapter covers were die-cut by hand. Carol Joyce bound the edition and slipcase each book in one of four colors of raw Indian silk to match the colored chapter covers. The text is letterpress printed in Avenir types by Ruth Lingen." (from the colophon). OCLC finds 5 copies only (Getty, U.Minnesotta, U.Wisconsin, U.Washington, BNF); we find 2 additional copies at the Met and MoMA. Fine in Fine Slipcase. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Collaged covers composed of hand-cut paper and string, with translucent paper overlaid onto boards; contents variously letterpressed, photo-copied, and digitally printed, with die-cut chapter covers and various inserts; matching slipcase in gold silk. 4to. np. Illus. (color and b/w plates). Numbered limited edition, this being 15 of 17 Artists Proofs in addition to the 30 of the Standard edition for a total of 47 copies. Item #9178

Price: $6,500.00

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