* 1950 in Boston
Original texts by Claude Ber, written to accompany a series of mezzotints and embossments by Judith Rothchild, is published in the from of a leporello on Hahnemülhe paper. Signed and numbered by the author and the artist. Edition of 50. Size 30 x 20 cm.
The mezzotints are printed by the artist. The hand-set letterpress in Vendôme Romain was printed on an Albion press of 1867 by Mark Lintott. He also made the slipcases and boxes. The marbled paper on the title page and the screen printed papers on the slipcases were created by the artist.
Numbers 1/50 to 12/50, the deluxe edition, are presented in clamshell boxes and include one of the original copper plates as well as an ink wash drawing and a fragment of the text in the hand of the author. The books numbered 13/50 to 50/50 are presented in slipcases. Number 50 is reserved for the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
£ 1.250.-, £ 2.000.- deluxe