Heavenly Monkey, 2017. 4 1/2 x 6. Title + 26 leaves+colophon, all printed (black) & calligraphed (red) on rectos only. Bound by Claudia Cohen in a non-adhesive limp vellum, gold-tooled at the edges, title calligraphed in red on the spine. The pastedowns are taken from old vellum manuscripts. Fine in a black and red tray case. Item #18046
One of 36 numbered copies signed by the artist. For this book Lohmann calligraphed 25 partial alphabets, to be reproduced in black from polymer plates. On each printed page, she hand drew in red the next letter in the sequence. The letter "A" is entirely hand drawn. Thus the book contains the full alphabet in original calligraphy across its pages. "The layout for each page changes to best present the letters included, and allow space for the next letter in the sequence to be added by hand. Three different English papers are intermingled throughout the book – Crown & Sceptre, J. Whatman, and T.H. Saunders – all printed damp at HM on the Ostrander-Seymour handpress."