By Maralyn Crosetto and Hillary Horder
Seattle, Washington: Waterland Press, 2015. Edition of 50.
4.5 x 5.75"; 48 pages. Letterpress printed on Somerset paper from handset type. Illustrated with 22 original multicolored linoleum block images carved by Maralyn Crosetto. Dos-a-dos binding. Endsheets of blue and green Canson combined with 1950's decorated paper. Covers printed letterpress on black Boutique Silk. Inset paper titles on boards with miniature paper cut illustration. Spines bound in green and gold Hamartan goatskin. Titles gilt stamped on spine. Laid in printed wrapper with slit and slot closure. Signed and numbered.
Maura Shapley and Jules Remedios Faye printed the book at Day Moon Press. Judith L. Johnson designed and executed the binding.
Prospectus: "[T]wo Italianate fairy tales, 'The Golden Pears' and 'The Alabaster Cockatoo', written by Maralyn Crosetto and Hillary Horder. The work of Italo Calvino in this genre inspired both authors. Traces of family history infuse the narratives. These original stories, paired in tone and theme, sit back to back in a double-spined book structure, creating a seamless interplay of form and content."
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