Petersham: Lone Oak Press, 2005. 10 x 8. 89 pages. Including 31 relief engravings (4 full page, 3 with touches of hand coloring) by Abigail Rorer. Quarter russet morocco & morocco edges, marbled board sides. With an extra suite of the engravings numbered & signed and an original engraved block--the Skunk Cabbage-- each in cloth portfolio. Housed in green cloth & marbled tray case. Item #13584
No. V of 14 deluxe signed copies. Rorer's Skunk Cabbage was selected by the Hunt Institute for their 14th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration. Printed by Michael Russem of Kat Ran Press, with side notes in green. Iris Nevins created the green and brown marbled paper to suggest the teeming life of a vernal pool. Binding by Barbara Blumenthal. Rorer lives not far from Thoreau’s Concord, Massachusetts home; and the engravings are based on the landscape and pools that Thoreau explored and the similar landscape that surrounds the artist’s home. Bradley P. Dean, renowned Thoreau scholar, provides an Introduction.