[Toronto]: George A. Walker, 2016. Cased in full black Japanese Asahi cloth, with gilt lettering to the spine, bevelled boards, and an inset wood engraving to the upper cover; marbled endpapers. The moiré patterned cloth was selected by Walker because it is “reminiscent of a twilight dream state”; it mirrors many of the patterns and motifs recurring in his engravings. Housed in matching black Asahi cloth covered solander box, with blue Asahi sides, blue and tan Asahi lining, gilt lettering to the spine, and a repeated inset wood engraving to the upper cover. Unpaginated [pp. 160]. A fine copy. The text and headings were set in Janson, and printed on Rising Stonehenge 250 gm rag archival paper. Illustrated with 71 wood engravings printed from the blocks. One of 28 copies, of which this is number 9. Signed and numbered in pencil by George Walker on the colophon page. Accompanied by a plastic lenticular print on mat board, reproduced from one of Walker engravings, laid in to the box. Item #212
"I first developed an interest in dream imagery as a student in Dr. John M. MacGregor’s Inscape Psychology courses at the Ontario College of Art in the 1980s. An essential part of the course requirements insisted each student keep a daily dream diary. The methodology was simple enough: set an alarm clock in the evening primed to startle you to sudden wakefulness in the morning, then commit to paper immediately whatever dream fragments could be salvaged before they dissipated into the ethers of your
mind. For a time I became obsessed with the practice."
- George Walker.