Cummins, Maureen; Nicole Cooley [author].
High Falls, New York: Maureen Cummins, 2010. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Salem Lessons" was printed and produced by Maureen Cummins in the Winter and Spring of 2010, with typographic assistance from Kathy McMillan. The project is a collaboration between Cummins and the poet Nicole Cooley, based on research done at the American Antiquarian Society. The cycle of poems was created by Cooley specifically for this book; the accompanying images are from a penmanship book kept by a Salem, MA boy, Josiah Peele, during the years 1808 and 1809. The project traces the psychic reverberations of the Salem witch trials upon succeeding generations. It address--as all examinations of the trials do--our own modern time and situation. There are thirteen poems altogether, representing both the accusers and the accused, survivors and the condemned, but focusing on the trials and the treatment of women. -- from the colophon and website. Fine in Fine Archival Box. Item #9247 Concertina, or "theatre in the round' multi-folded artist book, printed on Johannot paper, with end pages made from Belgique, a handmade sheet. Text was printed offset with titling in letterpress; accompanying images were silkscreen printed. Bound into vintage writing slates, housed in a black linen box with stamped symbols. 45 pp., 7x8". Edition of 30, this being copy ___. Signed by artist and author.