Brideship and Gulls. Illustrated by Susan Weil. FitzGerald, Vincent. Joyce Co., James.

Brideship and Gulls. Illustrated by Susan Weil.

New York: Vincent FitzGerald & Company, 1991. One of 25 copies, text on Apta Royale Laid Richard de Bas paper (made in 1938), images on Musee paper, backed on custom-made papers by Paul Wong on Dieu Donne' Papermill. Page size: 16 inches x 16 inches. Bound by Zahra Partovi in Coptic-style mauve-grey silk over boards, box by David Bourbeau, Thistle Bindery, fine. Six original line etchings by Susan Weil are hand-painted in watercolor and gouache with gold-leafing throughout, each mounted on museum board. These images surround the 40-page text when sitting in the box and when lifted out become three-dimensional paintings. There are also two original collages in the text and on the boards of the cover which is printed in three colors. The calligraphy is by Jerry Kelly and the letterpress is by Dan Keleher at Wild Carrot Letterpress. Susan Weil's third Joyce book takes an excerpt from FINNEGAN'S WAKE and it is as much as tour de force as her previous two. The box itself is a piece of sculpture, and Susan's paintings are fully realized free-standing works of art; yet, all combine to form a harmonious whole book. Item #4451

Price: $10,000.00