Apira-Daeza. The Architectonics of Paradise. Douglas Shafer.

Apira-Daeza. The Architectonics of Paradise.

[NP]: 1998. Unique Artist's Book, 32 leaves; page size: 7-6/16 inches x 5-5/16 inches, hand painted and hand lettered by the artist, Douglas Shafer. The pages are painted to resemble vellum and lettered in a reddish-ochre with initial letters in royal blue, red and gold gilt, some with images; one double-page polychrome landscape of paradise with serpent, four full page polychrome landscapes, two full page polychrome rondels, title page and colophon page. Bound by the artist: gessoed blue boards, cross within rule in gold gilt on front and back panel, red morocco spine, fine. The text of Genesis is in Latin; the last rondel bears the text, "The serpent beguiled me And I did eat." Shafer's serpent is devil red. Item #9276

Price: $3,000.00

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