Northampton: Double Elephant Press, 1994. 8 x 8. Half title, title, 7 pages of text with wood engravings, 28 color etchings with tissue guards. One etching (in black) is a double fold out. Bound by Shoshannah Wineberg in green marbled paper over boards, red morocco spine label & tips, in suede-lined green silk slipcase. Laid in is an inscribed preliminary proof of a color etching. In the proof the frog is printed in darker colors than in the final version. Fine, with prospectus. Item #4934
Kuch's text "examines the great disappearance of frogs in the late twentieth century." His colorful, sophisticated frogs are somewhat anthropomorphic. Text printed in black, green, & red in Arrighi type cast by Dan Carr. Printed letterpress by Art Larson on Velke Losing handmade paper. Copperplates printed by the artist. The first Double Elephant book. The press name comes from the largest book format used by Audubon for his bird books, the "double elephant folio." No. 22 of 60 signed copies.