NY: Vincent FitzGerald, 1986. 11 x 15. Thirty-three leaves, including 11 single-page linocuts and 6 double-page linocuts (several folding out and up); all protective glassines are present. Text is silkscreened from Beard's manuscript. Bound by Gérard Charrière in turquoise silk boards. Several light scratches on upper cover, along with a very faint water stain; else a fine copy of this delightful book. Item #16688
The extraordinary illustrations are multi-layered collages, from some 40 separate prints, with some hand coloring. Collages were executed by Zahra Partovi and Vincent FitzGerald. An autobiograpical work about Beard's Mormon childhood. One of 40 signed copies.
Beard is an American artist, sculptor, stage set designer, and book illustrator. "Beard is noted for his objection to the fact that while artists may pass through different stages or periods, success comes from branding the artist with one particular style. Beard therefore has developed a number of distinct artistic personalities, each with a detailed biography and portrait photograph, to enable himself to work in a variety of styles and mediums." -- Wikipedia.