LUNAR LANDSCAPE. Antonio. W. S. Merwin Frasconi.
LUNAR LANDSCAPE.
LUNAR LANDSCAPE.
LUNAR LANDSCAPE.
LUNAR LANDSCAPE.
LUNAR LANDSCAPE.

LUNAR LANDSCAPE.

(South Norwalk, 1994). 11 x 15 accordion-fold. Fourteen leaves attached at fore-edges open to 174 inches long. Ten woodcuts and other reliefs & embossings. Each leaf of Arches paper is painted or printed deep blue or purple or black, sometimes black-on-black. The text is white. Tiny holes, through which light shines, produce the effect of a starry heaven. Upper cover is crushed foil painted black with silver showing through; an embossed foil-covered moonscape is inset. Housed in a silver-foil box with mounted woodcut, painted black inside. Fine. Item #18345

Wonderful collaboration between a celebrated poet and a celebrated artist. One of 9 copies (plus a few artist's copies). Signed by the author and the artist in silver ink. Colors are mostly dark night sky with white & silver. There is a partial harvest moon in reds & orange. The text was set on a computer from which line-cut photoengravings were made and hand printed. It resembles an early computer type face. The only institutional copy is at Smith College. The Books of Antonio Frasconi 64.

Price: $12,000.00