Item #11337 Quelque chose a roule. Poeme original de James Sacre. James Verdigris Press. Sacre.

Quelque chose a roule. Poeme original de James Sacre.

Octon, France: Verdigris Press, 2018. Artist's book, one of 35 regular copies all on Hahnemuhle paper, each signed and numbered by the artist, Judith Rothchild, and the author, James Sacre. Page size: 5-7/8(L) x 14-1/4(W) inches, opening to 47-3/8(L) x 14-1/4(W) inches. Bound by Mark Lintott: leporello fold, 8pp, first page is verso of front blank with author, title, artist, and press printed in black on fold-over from front blank, loose as issued, housed in custom-made page beige cloth over boards, grey cloth spine, with title in large grey seriograph letters with images of the "thing to roll" - i.e. egg - on the inside of clamshell box. Ms. Rothchild has succeeded in creating 4 successive images of a rolling egg with her velvety, organic engravings. The reader sees and feels the motion as the oval form moves across the top of the pages while the boldly-set text, in Olive, handset and printed on Adana and Vandercook presses by Mark Lintott, decorates the bottom quarter of each page. James Sacre's poem wonders about the egg as a rolling object like our own planet, and what we see in words and light and shadows. The images are simple, yet mysterious as befitting the verse of M. Sacre, French born-poet who taught at Smith College for many years before retiring to Montpellier. A beautiful book, full of wonder. Item #11337

Price: $750.00

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