North Andover, 1997. 8 x 11. 19 leaves illustrated with 8 original drawings created by fire. Bound by David Bourbeau at his Thistle Bindery in grey pastepaper boards with a red flame in the design, black morocco spine and edges. With the 5-page prospectus & some extra bits in a red cloth folder. In a grey & red cloth tray case having a red flame recessed in the upper cover. Specially signed by Knapp, Gohde, & Russem. Item #18221
One of only 4 copies in the deluxe binding. Impeccably printed letterpress by Michael Russem in sixteen-point Centaur on Arches paper. Kurt Gohde created eight original drawings for each copy of this book--using fire as a medium. His technique ranges from scarring with a single match, to creating patterns with smoke, to lighting a design laid out in gun powder. Illustrations, text, and binding are an harmonious whole. The total edition was 65 copies (40 numbered & 15 lettered).