Aux Etats-Unis d'Amerique. Gravure en maniere noire de Judith Rothchild. Victor Verdigris Press. Hugo.

Aux Etats-Unis d'Amerique. Gravure en maniere noire de Judith Rothchild.

[Octon France]: Verdigris Press, 2007. One of 40 copies, from a total edition of 45, all on Rives BFK for the text and Hahnemuhle for the double page fold-out mezzotint, each signed and numbered by the artist, Judith Rothchild. Page size: 7-7/8 x 4-5/8 inches; 14pp. Bound by the printer, Mark Lintott, leporello style with brown marbled paper over boards and black clot showing at spine and edges, title and author in black on spine and front panel, interior guards with tan marbled paper over boards, opening with the French text on the left and the English translation on the right, the double page mezzotint unfolds across the middle, housed in publisher's slipcase. This is Victor Hugo's impassioned plea to the American public to rescind the condemnation to death by hanging of John Brown on December 16, 1859. It is addressed to the Editor of the "London News," but is clearly directed to the American people. He refers to the American Republic as the sister of the French Republic and urges her to follow universal moral law and save John Brown. The mezzotint is of a man's feet, obviously from a hanging body, in chains. Item #10111

Price: $750.00