Midnight Paper Sales & Solmentes Press, 2003. 9 1/2 x 13. 153 pages. Illustrated with 14 color linocuts by Esslemont, 3 color wood engravings by Schanilec (including a 33-inch folding panorama), 10 tipped-in color ink jet images, and 6 original leaves. Bound by David Esslemont in laminated bevelled boards covered in white alum-tawed goatskin with a painting in acrylic ink, paste graining, and gold tooling, pastepaper flyleaves -- inspired by the birch trees in Schanilec's yard. Fine in fleece-lined tray case.
WITH 15 SEPARATE COLOR LINOCUTS, from the book, titled & SIGNED by Esslemont. Item #17197
Designer binding by David Esslemont with an extra suite of the illustrations. Copy no. 4 of 10 copies (of 200) in a deluxe binding by David Esslemont. There are 6 original leaves tipped in: 4 from Esslemont's books and 2 from Schanilec's, including a 4-page leaf with color engraving of Manhattan from "New York Revisited."
"...an edited summary of their conversations over the past four years, telling of domestic problems...of printers' problems: of getting in materials, of making the presses work, of which inks to use." Shoulder notes clarify what might be obscure. Esslemont's visits to the Schanilec home in Wisconsin provided the inspiration for his color linocuts; Schanilec's visits and 6-month stay in Wales resulted in the 33-inch color engraving of the Esslemont homestead.