Mary McCarthy ~ Massachusetts

   
Artists' book by Mary McCarthy  
   

The Journey
By Mary McCarthy
Boston, Massachusetts: Mary McCarthy, 2003. One-of-a-Kind.

2.5 x 2.125 x 1.5" closed, opens to 25.75"; 12 pages. Accordion book of Davey board. Handwritten text and paper collage on Japanese Unryu Cream paper. Accordion exterior bound red and gold Indian cloth. Housed in a handmade cloth-covered drop spine box (2.87 x 2.5 x 2.87").

Mary McCarthy: "The Journey is a reflection on life, how we often want the end result and forget to enjoy the process. Like kids wanting to grow up fast and not enjoy being a kid. And then when they get to be a grown up, it isn’t what they thought it would be like."

"On our journey sometimes we are in a hurry, and forget to enjoy the moment…."
$900



Click image for more

   
   

Journey Facsimile
By Mary McCarthy
Boston, Massachusetts: Mary McCarthy, 2003. Edition of 40.

2 x 2.25"; 12 pages. Miniature. Accordion structure pasted in to wraps on end pages. Printed on Somerset Enhanced Velvet with an Epson printer. Folded and wrapped in a textured brown and gold paper. Closed with a metallic gold 1/8" wide ribbon.

Facsimile edition of Mary McCarthy's original unique book, The Journey, which has paper collage and handwritten text. This has been reproduced digitally and bound in gold textured paper with a ribbon tie to resemble a miniature travel journal.

Mary McCarthy: "The Journey is a reflection on life, how we often want the end result and forget to enjoy the process. Like kids wanting to grow up fast and not enjoy being a kid. And then when they get to be a grown up, it isn’t what they thought it would be like."
$75


Click image for more
   
   

In the Garden of Delight
By Mary McCarthy
Boston, Massachusetts: Mary McCarthy, 2002. Edition of 50.

Two books: an accordion 3 x 2.5" closed that extends to 29.75" and a miniature book, 2 x 1.875", 5 leaves plus cover, with a Japanese four-hole stab binding. The accordion book printed by an Epson printer with archival inks on Somerset Enhanced White 150 lbs paper. Its covers are two Davey boards covered with a Japanese Yusen paper. The images of the accordion were scanned to a computer and printed by an Epson printer with archival inks onto Somerset Enhanced White paper. A pocket also of Yusen is attached to the accordion and holds the miniature book. The miniature contains the text of a short poem, typed in Apple Chancery 12 pt and inkjet printed in gold on ivory washi. The miniature's paper cover is unryu green, and its thread purple linen. Both books are contained in a green ultra suede pocket sack, tied together with ivory satin cord. This edition of 50 is a facsimile edition produced from a unique version by McCarthy..

The accordion shows a luscious (even it this facsimile) garden scene. The poem: "In the garden of delight flows the river of compassion sprouting tenderness and generosity harvesting gratitude admiration and joy!"
$95


Click image for more
   
   

Page last update: 07.06.13

 

   
  
Home | About Us | Contact Us | New Arrivals | Fine Press & Artists' Books | Broadsides | Miniature Books | Resource Books | Order/Inquiry

   Copyright © 2008 Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC. All rights reserved.