April Rain book
April Rain

By Robert Loveman
Niagara Falls, NY: Lilliput Press, 1994. Edition of 500.

2.8 x 2.8" accordion-fold book tied into paper wraps with ribbon. Printed offset. Die-cut windows. Hand painted end pages as well as two spreads of flowers. Book design, binding, and illustration by Carol Schwartzott. Signed, numbered. and dated by the artist.

One in a series of four miniatures that the artist referred to as "The Seasons." This is the spring book. Even though printed offset each book had something handmade about it — "April Rain" was painted and has die-cut windows.

The accompanying text is a poem by Robert Loveman (1864-1923). UA Library blog: "During his years at The University of Alabama [Loveman] wrote his famous 'Rain Song' poem, inspired by the gardens surrounding the house. That poem later served as the inspiration for the famed Al Jolson song 'April Showers.'”
$35 (Last 2 copies)