(Columbus, OH): Logan Elm Press, 1990. 9 x 12 1/2. 19 leaves with colorful images and hand painted calligraphic initials throughout the letterpress. The double spread title page is hand-lettered & ornamented with gold. Stiff wraps sewn onto leather spine, yapp edges. Fine in sturdy slipcase cover in paste paper, with inset bas-relief. Item #16692
"The work draws on Columbus’ letter of February 15, 1493 to the Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, which Citino re-imagined as Columbus’ private diary and personal narrative of his journey. As such the monotypes by Rice are meant to represent the casual doodles and sketches that the famous navigator could have made in his diary of what he saw and experienced first hand in the New World." --Angelica Bradley.
One of 130 copies signed by Rice, Citino, and Robert Tauber Director of the press. The paper fibres and Spanish flax paper were handmade by Russell McKnight. Title page and initials by Ann Alaia Woods. Winner of the 1991 Carl Hertzog Book Design Award.