Item #225 The Convergence of the Twain; | (lines on the loss of the Titanic). Thomas HARDY.
The Convergence of the Twain; | (lines on the loss of the Titanic).
The Convergence of the Twain; | (lines on the loss of the Titanic).

The Convergence of the Twain; | (lines on the loss of the Titanic).

[Dundas]: The Aliquando Press, [2006]. Oblong octavo, 12.4 x 21.8 cm. Cased in blue mizu momi paper over boards; printed title label inset within a blind ruled border to the upper cover; blue sume sora endpapers. pp. [4], 11, [3], on double-leaves. A fine copy. The text was set in Bulmer and De Vinne Condensed type, and printed in blue on gampi chiri paper. The lower third of the book’s double leaves have been printed on the inside in blue, using a polymer plate. Appearing through the translucent gampi chiri paper, the blue lower third of each page suggests the image of an ocean horizon. The text, which hovers over the blue, seems to float on the water and stretch out to the zenith; in this way, “the shape of the open book… become[s] an integral part of the poem.” One of 50 copies; the present copy is number 13 of 25 copies bound by Will Rueter at The Aliquando Press; the remaining 25 copies were bound by Reg Beatty. Item #225

“This book has been a joyful collaboration with Reg Beatty, one of Canada’s pre-eminent bookbinders, who created the graphic image and devised the flexible binding style.” - From the colophon.

[The Aliquando Century, BK 99.].

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