Red Hen Press, 1995. 12 x 15. Each essay, printed in brown, is preceded by a blind-embossed shell and followed by a sepia mezzotint. Mezzotints are interleaved with Japanese Unryushi. Quarter brown morocco & cloth by the Gwasg Gregynog bindery, with a brown morocco onlay of angel-wing shells. Slipcase is faintly spotted along the open edges; the book is fine. Item #8058
Shirley Jones describes this as "a multi-layered work which explores the gulf between Man's ideals & the realization of those ideals." The essays are by Aristotle, Thucydides, Pindar, T. S. Eliot, Mao Tse-tung, and Christopher Hill. The blind-printed shell is a symbol of the ideal.
Jones is a master of the mezzotint --which Martin Antonetti called the ability "to conjure light from absolute blackness." She named her press "after the Little Red Hen, who did it all herself."
One of 40 copies, signed by the artist, who has printed this work in Baskerville types on Somerset paper.