The Paradise Project; | Block prints by Erik Mohr. Merilyn SIMONDS.
The Paradise Project; | Block prints by Erik Mohr.
The Paradise Project; | Block prints by Erik Mohr.

The Paradise Project; | Block prints by Erik Mohr.

[Kingston, Ontario]: Thee Hellbox Press, 2012. Octavo, 25.5 x 13.7 cm. Cased in quarter variegated Japanese Arashi (storm) paper, with pale gold Japanese Ajisai (hyacinth) paper covered boards, and title printed in black to the upper cover; vegetable dyed endpapers, made by Emily Cook from abaca and lily fibres collected from the author’s garden; bottom and top edges are trimmed, while the fore-edges are either untrimmed or uncut. Housed in a green paper sleeve, folded along the spine and stitched along the bottom and fore-edges, with printed paper label affixed to the front; the label erroneously identifies this copy as number 89. The sleeve also features a pocket cut into the front, in which a paper knife is housed; the knife is accompanied by a printed note, bearing the following explanation and instructions: The Paper Knife | We have included the paper knife to allow you to cut the uncut pages of The Paradise Project. Lay the book on its side and insert the blade between the pages at the bottom. Hold the knife at a 45 degree angle, then draw the blade upward with a slight sawing motion. By cutting open these pages, you are taking part in the making of the book, releasing Merilyn’s stories to the world. pp. [6], 58. A fine copy. The text was set in Garamond roman type, and its accompanying italic, and was printed on St. Armand ‘Salad’ paper. Illustrated with 14 linocuts by Erik Mohr, over-printed in yellow throughout the text. One of 321 copies, of which this is number 93 of 290 copies for sale. Signed by Barclay in pencil on the colophon page. Item #196

Price: $150.00

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