(Wales) The Red Hen Press (1988). 10 x 13. (16) text pages,10 mezzotints & a mezzotint combined with relief etchings. Specially bound by Jan Ascoli (signed in the colophon) in quarter black morocco and handmade paper boards--a textured paper dyed in blue & red; pink endpapers. In a folding case of grey cloth moulded over raised geometric shapes; lined with pink paper. Fine. Item #17966
Gladstone was the artist's "lovable and rather portly Persian" cat. No. 30 of 50 copies numbered & signed; written, set, printed & illustrated by Shirley Jones. Text printed in dark pink, in Gill Sans on Rives. Jan Ascoli bound a number of Red Hen books for the artist, who "early on gave up making the bindings for her books, but she was always involved in their design" (Connell Gallagher).A beautiful book. Jones' mastery of the mezzotint (which Martin Antonetti called the ability "to conjure light from absolute blackness."