[Octon, France]: Verdigris Press, 2007. Rothchild, Judith. Limited Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 12 p. Signed by Book Designer and Artist. Fine. Item #CNJL969
No. 18 of 45 copies, signed by the artist, with a gravure en maniere noire by the artist. Based on an open letter written by Victor Hugo on December 2, 1859, that was published by the press on both sides of the Atlantic, with a plea to the citizens of the American republic not to put to death the abolitionist John Brown. Judith Rothchild has taken the text of the letter, bound it leporello (concertina) style, with two short accordion folds on each board with the French language on the left and English on the right; in the middle is a masterful maniere noire (a form of aquatint) depicting the shackled feet of a hanged man. ***DESCRIPTION: Brown marbled paper boards with the title blind-embossed on the front, black cloth spine and fore-edges, paper spine label, contents designed leporello style as described above, text on Rives BFK paper, the gravure on Hahnemuhle; small octavo size (just under 8" tall), with six leaves on each side of the book, the double-page gravure in the middle; limited edition of 45 copies, this no. 18, signed by Judith Rothchild on the colophon page. Enclosed in a slipcase covered in lighter brown marbled paper, lined with black paper. ***CONDITION: Fine, in a fine slipcase. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us 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.