By: Joseph D'Ambrosio (1934-2009)
Portage, IN, The Compulsive Printer: 1979
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: JG1119-001
Condition: Collectible: Like New
Miniature Book. 2 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches. [iv], (34) pp. A botanical retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, this book contains illustrations of trees, leaves, and script-like letter roots throughout in green printed from plastic printing plates, a technology originally called Nyloplates (or "black light" plates) made by Elmore Mundell (1911-1982) in Indiana from drawings provided by D'Ambrosio. By this time, D'Ambrosio was living in California; Mundell shipped the plates to JD'A, who mounted them on wood so the plates would be type-high for letterpress printing; text clean, unmarked.... View More...