Seal Harbor, Maine: High Loft Press, (1982). Two volumes. 10 x 14. The book of (62) pages is illustrated throughout with line cuts adapted from Albrecht Durer (1497). Bound by Gray Parrot in quarter morocco with gilt title & blue cloth boards.
WITH: A Portfolio of Six Etchings, Accompanying The Shyp of Fooles of Sebastian Brandt. Fifteen loose broadsheet leaves of heavy Rives: 6 etchings numbered, dated, & signed by Neuman, each with a tissue guard printed with the etching's title; half title, full page etched frontis with the title, 5-page essay by John C. Olin, with an etched headpiece; the colophon, with another etching by Neuman. These are lad into a a blue cloth folder with leather label. All fine in tray case. Item #18371
In "Ship to Paradise" Robert S. Neuman explores a theme that dates back to the Middle Ages – the folly and foibles of man. He has been doing so since 1977- in whimsical sketches, prints, mixed-media, and wall-sized paintings. "Neuman’s intricate compositions recall the fantastical paintings of the Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516). Images of the ship in various stages of its journey, from construction to calamity to repair, function both as a cautionary tale on the dangers of the quest at hand and as a metaphor for the human condition." (Bates College Museum of Art)
One of 50 special sets. (There were also 150 regular copies of just the Brandt volume, translated into English by William Barclay, 1509, bound by Gray Parrot in quarter cloth & boards.) Printed on a hand press in black and red on Gutenberg paper. OCLC locates only two copies.