Santa Fe, New Mexico: The Press at the Palace of the Governors, (2008). Van Stone, Mark. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Number 6 of 65 copies, folio size,  pp., signed by both authors, with prospectus. Fine. Item #18052115
A collection of twenty prose poems written by two prominent poets of New Mexico. John Brandi (b. 1943) is an American poet and artist, known for poetry about traveling the American West. Renée Gregorio (b. 1955) is an American poet whose work is informed both by the landscape of her home in New Mexico and her travels abroad. A beautiful, collaborative homage to the people, places and history encountered in Chiapas.
The book was designed by Monica Meehan, graphic designer for the Museum of New Mexico; its title page features a glyph created by calligrapher and Mayanist Mark Van Stone, Tom Leech and James Bourland printed the book from polymer plates, and Santa Fe bookbinder Rosalia Galassi completed the binding.
___DESCRIPTION: Original quarter iridescent orange cloth with marbled paper covered boards, printed paper label on backstrip, beige endpapers, printed in black and brown, with a teal glyph on the title-page; folio size (12 1/8" by 8 1/2"),  pp., signed by Renée Gregorio and John Brandi at colophon; original prospectus, printed on a single sheet of laid paper with top edge uncut, slipped in.
___CONDITION: A fine copy, with clean boards, straight corners with a bare hint of rubbing to the two front corners, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; prospectus fine, clean and without wear.
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