Title An ABECEDARIUM For The Makers of Artist's Books.
Book Condition Collectible: Like New
Edition First Edition
Publisher Deep River, Ontario: Ducks in a Row Press 2009
Illustrator Nancy Trottier.
Seller ID AK314-3
LIMITED EDITION of 26 copies (plus 4 proof copies), this is copy number 19, printed in Caledonia and Bulmer types set at the Firefly Press in Boston by John Kristensen, Massachusetts and printed by Nancy Trottier in her studio in Cambridge, MA. Designed, printed, and hand-bound at Trottier Studios, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Handmade Artist's Book. 5 3/4 x 2 3/8 inches. Unpaginated. [59, 1 blank] pp. Asian-style rubber stamp on the title page, colophon with 2 asian-style rubber stamps, linoleum Ducks in a Row Press printer's mark, mounted "In My Soul I Am Free" calligraphy opposite with sealing wax, dedication page with black-and-white portrait of Edward M. Catich, 26 letters of the alphabet with accompanying text and sample tipped-in; occasional glue residue causes minor adhering, some stray ink marks both of which are byproducts of the hand-make nature of this book. Hand-bound in full patterned cloth over boards, printed paper top cover and spine labels; binding square and tight. Housed in a matching-cloth slip case with printed paper spine label. Fine. 26 openings provide a mounted multi-colored artists' rendering of each letter, and opposite a tipped-in sample of the concept under discussion, for example, "M" is for "marbling" with a sample of marbled paper and below that, a wax seal with the corresponding letter. Dedicated to Father Edward Michael Catich (1906-1979) with a black-and-white portrait. "His favorite words to use were: 'Art is not freedom from discipline, but rather, disciplined freedom.'" No copies Worldcat.
Nancy Trottier, An ABECEDARIUM For The Makers of Artist's Books, Artist's Book, Limited Edition, Edward M. Catich