A Visit to Cross Creek. With an Essay by John Cutrone

By: Paula Marie Gourley and John Cutrone

Price: $950.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Oblong 4to. 8 x 8 1/4 inches. Unpaginated. [106] pp. Color pochoir illustration on title page frames the title, 79 photographic illustrations (most color, 3 double-page), Cutrone's essay, "Searching for Marjorie," receives a double-page treatment with title printed in colors using wood type, several pages highlighted with color pochoir accents; text clean, unmarked. Quarter tan linen, printed rustic blue paper over boards, decorative end-papers, presentation cardboard folding box printed letter-press and tied with cotton string, plain wax-paper wrapper over all; binding square and tight, wax paper worn. SIGNED by Paula Gourley and John Cutrone on the colophon. LHE220-001. Very Good. LIMITED EDITION of 50 copies, this is number 36 of 36 Regular Copies printed on Mohawk Superfine. Number 36 is one of 18 bound with sewn boards, the boards covered with printed handmade rustic blue paper handcrafted from blue jeans and fine linen shirts. Cross Creek, Florida is the location of the homestead where Margorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896-1953) lived, worked, and wrote her beautiful stories about the hammocks, rural scrub country, and people who lived in the Florida of the 1930s. Rawlings' The Yearling was her Pulitzer prize-winning novel, which was the number one best seller for twenty-three consecutive weeks in 1938, and is now one of the most commonly included books on young-adult fiction reading lists. Gourley's book, A Visit to Cross Creek - The Vanishing World of Margorie Kinnan Rawlings, is entirely hand-crafted, and is the fruit of a Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence grant at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. The book includes an essay, "Searching for Marjorie," by John Cutrone, a letterpress printer, bookbinder, and papermaker, who is also the Director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts.

Title: A Visit to Cross Creek. With an Essay by John Cutrone

Author Name: Paula Marie Gourley and John Cutrone

Illustrator: Paula Marie Gourley

Categories: Artist's Book,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Eugene, OR; Boca Raton, FL, Lillyhouse Studio Editions; Minerva, the Press at Wimberly: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: LHE220-001

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