Aphrodite’s Cup. George KUTHAN.
Aphrodite’s Cup
Aphrodite’s Cup
Aphrodite’s Cup
Aphrodite’s Cup

Aphrodite’s Cup

[North Vancouver]: Honeysuckle Press, [1964]. Squarish quarto, 24.5 x 23.7 cm. Cased in full black cloth; a pale copper roundel depicting a female nude adorns the upper cover; the spine is titled in white and further embellished with Kuthan’s device in pale copper. Pale grey endpapers patterned with a repeating floral linocut by Kuthan, printed in green. Top and bottom edges cut, fore-edges untrimmed. Unpaginated [ll. 32]. An uncommonly fine and bright copy, with minimal darkening to the page edges. This textless erotic narrative is told in 25 linocuts, and was inspired by Greek vase figures; each linocut is printed in black and clay orange in the style of a Greek red-figure tondo. Printed from the original linoleum blocks by Ib Kristensen on Carlyle Japan paper. The spare text matter, which is limited to relaying the particulars of typography, imprint, and limitation, was set in Perpetua type. From an edition of 275 copies, the present copy being number 70. Signed in ink by Kuthan and Kristensen on the colophon page.

Accompanied by a loosely inserted copy of the original prospectus; the prospectus is printed on one side of a twice folded half sheet, measuring 45.7 x 15.4 cm open; it has been pasted into patterned wraps matching the book’s endpapers, and is embellished with two linocuts printed in clay orange and two linocut vignettes in black. Item #263

Price: $700.00

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