A Flame in the Heart; a love / hate anthology
[Oakland, California]: Littoral Press, 2002. Besold, Bobbe. Limited Edition. Accordion. No. 58 of 125 copies, quarto size, 28 pp., signed by Lisa Rappoport. Fine. Item #21120820
As put forth on the first page of the book, " 'A Flame in the Heart' is dedicated to those we love with a blazing passion, to those we hope will burn in hell, and ideally, to the future separation of the two."
A stunning production, with passions throbbing on every page; even the title page has a small illustration of a human heart set within flames. "Love and hate are here threaded together...One flame both warms and burns..." (from the colophon).
Somewhat scare in the marketplace, as of this writing we see only one copy online; our search of OCLC locates fifteen institutional holdings.
___DESCRIPTION: Bound accordion style, the two boards covered with Thai Unryu reversible paper, the front board with a black paper label with red lettering, the pastedown endpapers being marbled papers in shades of black and red, some red lettering throughout; handset Garamond type on Johannot paper, quarto size (11" by 7"), unpaginated, with twenty-eight leaves (printed on one side only), when unfolded the book reaches almost seventeen feet (not counting the boards).
___CONDITION: Fine; the paper covering the boards clean and unworn, the folds strong with no tears, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, and as new.
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