Palm Tree Sketch Book [Susan Allix]
[London]: Susan Allix , 2006. Allix, Susan. Limited Edition. Accordion Style. No. 12 of 25 copies, twelvemo size, 14 pp., signed by Susan Allix, with prospectus. Fine. Item #CNJL373
Susan Allix, a British book artist, has her own press and creates handmade books using a variety of fine papers and textures with letterpress printing and embossing. One of her works was selected for the exhibit "Bookmarking Book Art", held at the Grosvenor Rare Book Room.
This work, "Palm Tree Sketch Book", contains a collection of 14 palm tree images inspired by sketches taken from distant locations, with text that provides a descriptive title to each tree. As stated in the prospectus: "[t]his is a concertina of palm trees. As a sketchbook it contains no particular narrative, but each palm describes itself and is described by its own title...[c]oloured tissues and mounts interleave pages supported by boards covered in green abaca...[t]he front continues the concertina effect with a folded palm tree image."
___DESCRIPTION: Artist book designed accordion-style, bound with a folded front board using green suede and Abaca paper, contains 14 images of palm trees in etching, relief print and reproduced drawing and photography; printed in Spartan on Somerset paper, 12 mo size (6.75" tall), 14 pages, limited edition of 25, this no. 12. Enclosed in an artist envelope of cardstock with a mylar wrap, image of a palm tree on the front, the flap being of green paper. The prospectus is in the form of a small notecard (6" by 4.5"), the sketch of a palm tree and black lettering on the front, inside on the right side is the prospectus printed on a three-panel down-folding cardstock mounted over a leaf of green abaca.
___CONDITION: Fine in a fine envelope, as is the prospectus; clean and as new from Susan Allix's studio.
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