Northampton, 1980. 6 1/2 x 10. 29 pages, 3 leaves. Each engraving is signed by Moser. Bound by Peter Verheyen in Dorfner/de Gonet "open joint" style, with text sewn onto leather tapes. Goat vellum sides reveal a design from the book; snakesin spine; graphite top edge, O'Malley Crackle" endpapers. Signed "PV 2014" at rear in gilt. Fine in "Crackle" slipcase with snakeskin label. Item #15126
One of 3 artist's copies. The edition was 130 copies. Text is six epigrams from the Anthologia Graeca, which Moser loosely translates in his afterword. Set in Goudy Greek (12pt. to 36pt.) in 3 or 4 colors, and punctuated with original brush calligraphy by Betse Curtis. Printed on handmade Japanese Etching paper; engravings on sheets of Sekishu. Despite the title, there are 7 engravings. The original binding design called for a large triangular label on the upper cover; this label was to have the 8th engraving. After the edition was printed, the binding design changed.