Item #244 Under This Roof. Marianne BRANDIS.
Under This Roof
Under This Roof

Under This Roof

Stratford, Ontario: [Gerard Brender à Brandis], 2016. Octavo, 19.2 x 13.5 cm. Cased in full grey linen, with blocked title and two cedar shingle offcuts, forming the image of a gable-end roof, inset to the upper cover. Housed in a green paper dust wrapper with printed title to the front panel and printed ornaments to the rear panel; onion-skin decorated endpapers; all edges untrimmed. Unpaginated [pp. 28, plus erratum slip tipped on to the blank verso opposite the colophon page]. A fine copy. The text was set in Libra and printed on Papeterie St-Gilles handmade rag paper. As the colophon relays, the paper was thirty years old by the time it was used for this book, and “less-than-ideal” storage conditions have caused mild discolouration to some edges. Illustrated with 18 wood engravings by Gerard Brender à Brandis. One of 75 copies, this being number 48; the planned edition had been 90 copies, but problems with Brender à Brandis’ 1882 Albion hand-press reduced the number of copies printed to 75. In spite of the obstacles, and in keeping with Gerard’s exacting standards, the book is beautifully made. Signed in pencil by the bookwright on the colophon page. Item #244

Price: $300.00

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