[Octon, France]: Verdigris, . Rothchild, Judith. Limited Edition. Japanese Stab Binding. No. 6 of 10 deluxe copies (total edition 50) with original copper plate and separate mezzotint, Oblong Folio - over 12” - 19” tall, 28 p., Signed by Artist and Printer/Binder. Fine. Item #CNJL1217
Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) wrote this poem in 1976, it being originally published in GEOGRAPHY III; she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1956, the National Book Award in 1970, and the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1976. Judith Rothchild has put images to Bishop's words in a parallel and parody of Colin Powell's address to the UN in 2003 regarding Iraq's weapons of mass destruction by highlighting the trivial items on her desk and magnifying them with her black and white mezzotints, similar to how the Powell's black-and-white images were shown at the UN. ***DESCRIPTION: Japanese Stab binding with grey-green paper-covered boards, the front cover has a silk-screen of a moon with khaki lettering below, the spine is of a burgundy paper with black lettering, end-papers are of the same red burgundy paper, hinges of red cloth, title page with black text and original mezzotint, consecutive pages with text and eight images, followed by a full-page mezzotint, and finally the colophon; the edition of fifty was printed on Hahnemuhle paper, the mezzotints and screen-prints on the cover and box were printed by the artist; hand-set and printed on an Albion press of 1867 by Mark Lintott who also made the binding and box; oblong folio (approximately 12.25" tall x 18.5" wide); limited edition, this number six of ten deluxe copies, 50 total copies printed; signed by artist Judith Rothchild and printer/binder Mark Lintott. The deluxe editions include an original copper plate from the image titled "typed sheet", as well as an additional mezzotint signed, titled, and numbered by the artist in a separate envelope titled "just after twelve"; the book, copper plate and additional mezzotint all encased in a clamshell box covered in the same grey-green paper and lined with bright blue paper, the front of the box has the same silk-screen printed moon and lettering as the book, the spine of burgundy cloth with a grey-green paper label with black lettering. ***CONDITION: Volume, copper plate,and the additional print are all in fine condition; the box is fine overall; very slightly bumped bottom corners, else fine. ***POSTAGE: Due to weight additional postage will apply; we are happy to ship at cost for both domestic and international customers, please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.