Llandogo, Monmouthshire: The Old Stile Press, 2012. Pusch, Steffi. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Number 5 of 100, folio size,  pp., signed by S.J. Butler and Steffi Pusch. Fine. Item #CNJL886
"The Swimmer" first appeared in "The Warwick Review" and was then selected for "The Best British Short Stories 2011" published by Salt; this is its first publication together with Steffi Pusch’s photographs. The story follows the girl who deals with fear, symbolized by her relationship with a swan she comes across in the river while swimming; the language is poetic and resonates at a deep level, as each of us has had to deal with similar feelings at some point in our lives.
Steffi Pusch read the story and was inspired to take a sequence of photos to accompany it; the result is a wonderful work with the image and text flowing together like the symbolic waves and ripples of the river, both physical and emotional.
___DESCRIPTION: Original gray paper wrappers printed with brown and blue wave design and text in black, fore- and tail-edges uncut, brown endpapers, title-page printed in brown and green, ten black and white photographs tipped in printed using archival inks on FibaPrint photographic paper; Zapfino with Aries Italic types, Vélin Arches paper, folio size (13" by 9.75"),  unnumbered pp., limited edition, this number 5 of 100 copies, signed by the author and artist.
___CONDITION: A fine copy, with clean binding, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; like new.
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