I felt a Funeral in my Brain / The Hollow of the Three Hills. Emily Red Angel Press. Dickinson, Nathaniel Hawthorne.
I felt a Funeral in my Brain / The Hollow of the Three Hills.

I felt a Funeral in my Brain / The Hollow of the Three Hills.

New York and Bremen, ME: Red Angel Press, 2002. One of 100 copies, each signed and numbered by the artist / printer, Ronald Keller, on the colophon. The Hawthorne story was hand set and printed with Bembo and Caslon types in blue ink on Gutenberg Laid paper. The Dickinson poem was printed with handset Centaur type in Heidleberg Blue ink on the rectos of Sekishu paper; with woodcut illustrations printed in blue on Sekishu. Page size: 7-3/4 x 8-1/4 inches; 40pp. Bound: Slate-gray cloth imprinted with a typographic design of the two author's names on the front panel and another variation on the spine in dark blue Literary scholars speculate that Emily Dickinson's "I felt a Funeral in my Brain" was influenced by Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Hollow of the Three Hills." Intrigued by the parallel concepts of these works, Ronald Keller has created a hauntingly beautiful presentation of the texts. Literally two books in one - separate front covers, title pages, colophons, typefaces, ink colors, and papers - the pieces are integrated into one coherent unit. The illustrations comprise six woodcuts printed in pairs back to back on translucent paper. They are subtle in form and are shared images which appear on each print's verso. Item #9242

Price: $350.00