Item #18784 Orpheus Through the Rear-Vision Mirror. George Wayzgoose Press. Alexander.
Orpheus Through the Rear-Vision Mirror
Orpheus Through the Rear-Vision Mirror
Orpheus Through the Rear-Vision Mirror

Orpheus Through the Rear-Vision Mirror.

Kotoomba, NSW, 2002. Oblong "page" size 13 1/3 x 9 1/3. 36 pages. Tray case with folding tab cover. With a detailed, explanatory prospectus from both the printers' perspective and the poet's who also provides a lengthy introduction to the book. Fine copy. Item #18784

The approxiumate 36 "pages" unfold to become a road map that is about 9 x 4 feet, tracing the path of a journey (Orpheus searching for Eurydice? or perhaps a more human trip). Alexander's poem weaves through the map in a variety of settings of 14 point type aided by a profusion of colographs and monoprints hand-inked in the press. The textured results were to "devour or disgorge" the words of the poem as the journey progressed. As many as a dozen passes per page through the press were required. One of 32 copies numbered and signed by the printers and poet. OCLC noting only three US institutional copies, plus V&A and British Library.

Price: $3,750.00

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