I Left the Woods. An Excerpt from the Conclusion of WALDEN. Henry David Verdigris Press. Thoreau.

I Left the Woods. An Excerpt from the Conclusion of WALDEN.

Octon, France: Verdigris Press, 2018. Artist's book, one of 20 copies, all on Hahnemuhle paper, from a total edition of 24 (4 deluxe and 20 regular) all on Hahnemuhle paper, signed by the artist, Judith Rothchild, and the printer / binder, Mark Lintott on the colophon. The text, from the conclusion of WALDEN, is hand-set in 18-point garamont (garamond) and printed by Mark Lintott, who also created the slipcases and clamshell boxes. Bound: leporello style, loose as issued, green wrappers stamped in grey relief creating outline of "woods," the linocuts by Judith Rothchild as are the mezzotint plates. The book is housed in green paper with linocut of woods in grey, title on spine with author and artist and Verdigris Press, housed in grey paper over boards sllipcase. The colophon is set in the shape of Walden Pond (so stamped in blind below the text). The text and copperplate mezzotints are all on rectos while the versos have the blind stamped "woods" repeated on front cover. The mezzotints are exquisitely-achieved details of the flora of the woods - as opposed to the broad, sweeping outlines of the linocuts. In perfect harmony with Thoreau's moving text, the images and design of this book bring it to life, illuminating his meaning. Item #11386

Price: $800.00