(Solmentes Press.) CARROLL (Lewis)


Description: 18/30 COPIES (from an overall edition of 35; 40 stated on limitation page but 35 issued), 60 linocuts by David Esslemont, including 34 monochrome cuts of text and illustrations and 26 colour illustrations, pp. 60, 8vo, quarter russet calf with two gilt dots on spine, densely patterned pastepaper boards, with prospectus and card mirror within grey cloth clam-shell box with printed label of wild jabberwocky face on spine, fine

Publication Details: [Decorah, Iowa], Solmentes Press, 2020

Notes: A complete re-imagining of Carroll's surreal poem, in which the calligraphic text is drawn with a broad-nibbed pen directly onto the linoleum blocks, so when printed, the words appear in reverse as Alice first saw them in Through the Looking Glass. The vivd colour illustrations in particular are typical of Esslemont's work - richly textured and intricately patterned with striking changes of perspective.

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Price: £1,375

Subject: Private Press

Published Date: 2020

Stock Number: 70025

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