Lines from Walt Whitman: Overhead the Sun. Woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi.
(South Norwalk, 1969). 9 1/2 x 13. Nineteen double leaves with 19 color woodcuts tipped onto each page. Each woodcut is signed. Loose as issued in turquoise cloth tray case by Moroquain Bindery (George Wieck). The case is covered with paper marbled by Frasconi. Fine. Item #18758
Walt Whitman was a favorite author of Frasconi, who created two other books about the poet: A Whitman Portrait and Thirteen Verses from "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd.. One of 25 signed copies. Text was printed letterpress on Rives paper at the Spiral Press. The artist printed his woodblocks on Hosho handmade paper; these are tipped to the page facing the text. The Books of Antonio Frasconi 33.