Heading Out. Calligraphy and Illustration by Nancy Leavitt. Tomato Press, Philip Booth.

Heading Out. Calligraphy and Illustration by Nancy Leavitt.

Stillwater, ME: Tomato Press, 1997. First Edition thus, one of 100 copies, each signed and numbered by the author and artist, all printed on Arches wove paste papers which have been hand-painted by the artist. Page size: 5 x 8". Bound by MacGregor & Vinzani: accordion fold sewn into yellow Allagash handmade endpapers, dark blue cover with hand-drawn symbol in gold gilt by Nancy Leavitt. Philip Booth's poem "Heading Out" originally appeared in SELVES (1990). Nancy Leavitt's distinctive calligraphy was printed from photo engraved plates and the illustration from reduction linocut. The colors of yellows with blue at the top of the page suggest dawn. There is gilt in the paper and the illustration is in buff and green. The text is printed in black. Nancy Leavitt's familiar highway motif, with her bright, beautiful colors, are a perfect match for Booth's poem. This is a charming book. Item #6660

Price: $150.00

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