A Book for Anne Bradstreet. Margery S. Hellman.
A Book for Anne Bradstreet.
A Book for Anne Bradstreet.

A Book for Anne Bradstreet.

(Seattle): Holburne Press, (2004). 7 1/4 x 6 3/4. There are 3 double-page spreads; and each spread is comprised of three levels. The base level (brown paper, white ink) gives details of Bradstreet's life. Stitched to this is a smaller sheet. Bradstreet's poem "An Author to Her Book", is printed on the pop-up pages. Circling the edges are sayings/proverbs collected by Anne Bradstreet. The embroidery stitches are appropriate to her time. Quarter linen & boards. Fine. Item #16993

No. 26 of 50 copies designed and printed letterpress by Margery S. Hellmann. Letterpress printed in brown, rust, black, and white inks on Canson Mi Teintes papers. "Over the course of many years, I traveled a meandering road on my way to bookmaking. Printmaking led me to papermaking and marbling, then collage, and then on to binding. Among the instructors guiding me along the binding trail were James Brockman, Deborah Evetts, Gary Frost, Hedi Kyle, and Ole Olsen. Eventually, my path turned to letterpress printing where I acquired my skills from Bonnie Thompson Norman at the Windowpane Press. From there the road led directly to limited edition books. Since 1995, I have worked as the Holburne Press. My goal has been to combine unconventional book structures with printing classic texts so as to create a dimension beyond the words — an added visual language."

Price: $395.00

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