[Berekely, California]: Flying Fish Press , 1992. Chen, Julie. Limited Edition. Accordion Style. 32mo - over 4 - 5" tall Signed by Author(s). Fine. Item #CNOL01
Limited edition of 75 copies, this no. 28, each SIGNED BY THE BOOK ARTIST. This a fairly early sample of Julie Chen's amazing creativity, with letterpress printing and images by Ms. Chen on stiff paper pages folded in "flag book" form, so that one can either turn the "pages" in the traditional manner, or, if one simply extends the book outwards from both boards, the top tier of "flags" tend to fall to the right and the bottom tier to the left. Comes with an instruction booklet and ribbon ties, all in a custom box. Julie Chen started the Flying Fish Press in 1987; her works emphasize "three-dimensional and movable book structures and fine letterpress printing" (N.B., from the web site of the Press). ***DESCRIPTION: Volume measures approximately 4.25" by 3.75" when closed, when fully extended measures approximately 31", types Copperplate Gothic and Adobe Garamond, papers used include Fabriano Ingres Heavyweight and handmade sheets from the St.-Armand paper mill. The volume, ties and instruction book are enclosed in a custom box made by Sandy Tilcock covered in a light celadon fabric, paper labels on front and spine; limited edition of 75 copies, this no. 28, signed by Julie Chen. ***CONDITION: Fine - appears unused; some sunning to the box which is imperceptible unless one notices that the fabric on the bottom of the box is slightly darker, else fine. ***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.