Acoustics. Jan SCHREIBER.


Toronto: The Aliquando Press, 1993. 10.5 x 17 cm. Cased in green suminagashi paper covered boards, with an offset-printed silver pattern resembling a topography of rivulets, streams, and rivers, purple title label to the upper cover, and black sumegashi endpapers. Unpaginated [9 fore-edge folded leaves, or 18 pp., printed, save for the first and last leaf, on one side only]. A fine copy. Set in Unciala type with Monument used for initials, and printed on nine different colours of handmade sumegashi paper. One of fifty unnumbered copies. Item #117

Rather than using a traditional title page, Rueter has cut-back and arranged the nine variegated leaves in order from narrowest to widest, so that, when viewed from the opening, the display Initials printed on each leaf form the title ACOUSTICS. This brilliant arrangement is so effective that, upon first glance, I took the poem for an acrostic, for the display Initial and the opening letter coincide on several pages.

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