Item #320 Immobile correndo | Motionless in Motion | Immobile en courant; Poesie | Poems | Poèmes. Carlo Toselli.

Immobile correndo | Motionless in Motion | Immobile en courant; Poesie | Poems | Poèmes

[Mission, B.C. | Vancouver]: [Barbarian Press] Le Grazie, 2001. Oblong quarto, 21.5 x 22.8 cm. Cased in quarter light grey-blue cloth and patterned paper over boards. The covering paper repeats a pattern of four wood engravings by Gerard Brender à Brandis, printed in grey. Gilt lettering to the spine. The endpapers are handmade blue Kinwashi. pp. [18] 3-184 [8]. A fine copy. Toselli’s poems are presented in Italian, English, and French as a parallel text in three columns. The text was handset by Crispin Elsted in Fairbanks and Bembo roman and italic, with Castellar for display. It was printed by Jan Elsted on Zerkall Ingres White Laid paper. Each of the five section titles is ornamented with a wood-engraved headpiece by Gerard Brender à Brandis. The wood engravings were printed from the blocks. A reproduction of Morning Patio, a painting by Alessandra Bitelli, is tipped to the title page. A tipped-in photograph of Carlo Toselli appears on the verso facing his biography at the back of the text. Both the photograph and the reproduction of Bitelli’s painting were printed by Abbotsford Printing Ltd. The binding was done by Rasmussen Bindery in North Vancouver. From a total edition of 200 copies, the present copy being one of 150 unnumbered copies comprising the regular state. (Hoi Barbaroi, C30). Item #320

“Through the pen, worlds are imagined, explored, inhabited. Through the pen, it is possible to travel the borderlands between reality and myth, between self-discovery & reflection. For Carlo Toselli, the act of writing itself is urgent, essential, a need that sets the tone for this, his fourth collection of poems, in which he is running, while immobile, taking snapshots, capturing fleeting moments ‘through dark passages / inclined to mysteries,’ aware that ‘time passes and / yesterday is tomorrow.’” — Genni Gunn, from the Preface.

Price: $375.00

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