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Hanscomb, Brian

The phoenix : copper-engravings & haiku / by Brian Hanscomb.

[Andoversford, Gloucestershire] : Whittington Press, [2005]
Physical Description:
[22] leaves : illustrations ; 29 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7433.4.H36 P64 2005+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Neale Albert, Yale JD 1961, and Margaret Albert
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"Edition of 100 copies ... 40 copies contain two extra images and haiku, proofed on Batchelor's Otter hand-made, & signed by the artist"--Colophon.
Printed on double leaves.
"... the copper-engravings are printed by the artist on paper hand-made by Papeteries de Rives for Edward James in 1935, the text is printed at Whittington in 12-point Caslon on Czech Losin hand-made, and the prelims. [leaves [1-2, 4-5]] and end matter [leaf [22] are printed on an early Fabriano Ingres [dark pink paper]"--Colophon.
Full-page frontispiece, printed in dark red, and 8 engravings (plate mark 11 x 5 cm. or smaller), each accompanied by a haiku on preceding leaf.
Issued in brick red Roma paper covers with open spine; printed paper label; sewn Oriental style with black ribbon.
BAC: British Art Center is no. 14 of a limited edition of 100 copies. Accompanied by two extra images and haiku. Signed by the artist.
Subject Terms:
Artist's books -- Great Britain.
Haiku, English.
Artist's books -- Great Britain.
Engravings -- 2005.
Copper engravings (visual works) -- England -- 2005.
Typefaces (Type evidence) -- Caslon.
Whittington Press, printer.
Collection of Margaret and Neale Albert (Yale Center for British Art)

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