Quantity: 1 available
Condition: Very Good
Verona: Plain Wrapper Press, 1972.
Portfolio. The work consists of 7 paper folders (title page, colophon and 5 poems each poem with a linocut illustration). The folders measure approximately 7 3/4 x 8 5/8 inches. The portfolio measures 7 7/8 x 8 15/16 inches. The sheets in this portfolio are printed on C. M. Fabriano paper that was hand tinted by the printer and the artist; text clean, unmarked. The portfolio is essentially a chemise with fore-edge silk-ribbon ties, the boards are covered with marbled paper created by Bonnie Walker. This all comes in a folding drop-back box witch measures 7 7/8 x 9 inches. The box is covered in navy book cloth and perhaps is not original to the production of this work, as I do not see it called for in Fantasies and Hark Knocks. SIGNED by the artist on 4 of the folders. GIL123-006. Very Good.
LIMITED EDITION of 81 copies, this is number 32. This work consists of 5 short prose pieces in Italian by Mirek with English translations by Gabriel Rummonds, and include 5 multicolor linocuts by the artist Mirek (Miroslav Zahradka). Le Streghette means "Little Witches" in Italian. This work combines the humorous text about little witches written by Miroslav Zahradka with his multicolor linocuts of scantily dressed young women. Mirek was an imaginative painter and an illustrator of children's books. This work is a children's book for adults, and Rummonds made his English translations a bit more off-color than the original Italian text. This is the sixth production of the Plain Wrapper Press as documented in Rummonds' Fantasies.
REFERENCE: Rummonds, Fantasies and Hard Knocks, pp. 212-221.
Title: Le Streghette: Testo e Cinque Linoleografie di Mirek. Versione Inglese di Gabriel
Edition: LIMITED EDITION of 81 copies, this is number 32
Country of Origin: Italy
Illustrator: Miroslav Zahradka (b. 1931)
Location Published: Verona, Italy, Plain Wrapper Press: 1972
Binding: Portfolio, which holds 7 paper folders (title page
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None, as issued
Inscription: SIGNED by the artist on 4 of the folders
Size: Portfolio. The portfolio measures 7 7/8 x 8 15/16
Categories: Art, Fine Press
Seller ID: GIL123-006
Keywords: fine press, gabriel rummonds, limited edition, linocuts, miroslav zahdadka, plain wrapper press, short stories