(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.
Written, set, printed & illustrated by Shirley Jones, this is number 30 of 50 signed copies. Printed in Gill Sans in dark pink, on Rives paper. She named her press "after the Little Red Hen, who did it all herself." Early on, however, Jones gave up executing the binding herself although she was always involved in the design. Jan Ascoli bound a number of Red hen books. Many were issued in sheets.
A beautiful book displaying Jones' mastery of the mezzotint -- which Martin Antonetti called the ability "to conjure light from absolute blackness."