Lapse and Collapse
[Paris]: Kickshaws, . Limited Edition. Wraps. One of 200 copies, sixteenmo,  pp. Fine. Item #CNBR444
A lovely fine press book designed and written by John Crombie, who runs the Kickshaws Press with Sheila Bourne. Founded in 1979, the artwork (much of which is created by Bourne) is "designed to harmonize with the typography of the books and to illustrate, or decorate, the text", very much in the style of a French livres d'artiste (n.b., quote from Wiki).
Per the colophon (facing the title page) this volume no. 78 of the edition of 200 copies; scarce in the marketplace, as of this writing we see only one copy online, located in France.
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in white stiff paper wraps with a design (done letterpress) reminiscent of an ancient amphora on the front wrap in red, with black and green lettering, title page in green and black, the amphora design used throughout with green and red lettering forming the shape amidst a square of black lettering (an amazing typographical feat), the prose poem opens with "How about a wee drink to celebrate? Yes, a glass of VSOP...", a total of ten text pages printed on the rectos only; oblong sixmo in size (6.5" wide by 6" high), unpaginated with twelve leaves. With a vernacular jacket by the prior owner of ivory paper, author and title hand-written on the spine.
___CONDITION: Volume fine, the wraps clean and unworn, the corners straight, a strong text block, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, and as new.
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