Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. Paul. Shelley Maurer, Mary.

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.

Serafina, NM: 2017. Artist's book, one of six, a "condensed adaptation of a more extensive interpretation...created in 1990-1994." This is on TH Saunders & Rives BFK papers, among others and signed and numbered by the artist, Paul Maurer, on the colophon. Page size: various sizes 13-3/8 x 7 inches down to 11 x 5-1/16 inches; 24pp. Bound by the artist: hand sewn in red thread, black paper wrappers printed with block prints in white with some hand coloring; turn-ins with portraits of the creature in white block print, endpapers hand painted in spatter pattern in red, black, purple, colophon hand lettered in black ink and affixed to inside rear turn-in. Housed in paper wrap-around folder in copper colored paper. The text is the artist's own reduction, focusing on Shelley's words on the creation of the monster, "I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel" among others. The potent woodblock images with large red and place ink texts accompanying the text in the woodblocks combine to make unsettling page spreads - perfectly suited to the unsettling text. A. Item #11381

Price: $900.00

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