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Jones, Shirley.

Five flowers for my father.

[Croydon, Surrey] : [Red Hen Press], [1990]
Physical Description:
1 box ([8] sheets (some folded), [7] leaves of plates) : ill. ; 46 cm.
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Issued in a cloth case.
Date of publication from 'Shirley Jones and the Red Hen Press"
'The day my father died I felt no warmth/But walked in the shadow of the mid-day sun.' Five flowers for My Father consists of five mezzotints of wild flowers juxtaposed with objects significant in his life, and associated prose pieces and poems. The title page shows a tin mug holding five roses. The image's key plate, a miner's lamp and poppies, is printed before the second plate, the poppy heads printed in red"--Patkus.
Patkus, R.D. Shirley Jones and the Red Hen Press, 15
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 22 of 40 copies, signed and dated by the artist in graphite.
"The core of Five flowers for my father is a set of five mezzotints of wild flowers juxtaposed with objects significant in the life of Shirley Jones's father [Tom Pugh], for whom she made this book. These images together with a title page mezzotint & a mezzotint of her father were printed by her on Tervakoski handmade paper, enclosed in folders of grey Fabriano Roma printed with the text. The five narrative pieces together with three of her poems were set & printed by the artist in 24-point Baskerville ... Edition limited to 40 copies."--Colophon.
Subject Terms:
Botanical illustration -- Great Britain.
English poetry.
Jones, Shirley -- Autograph.
Pugh, Tom, 1911-1987.
Red Hen Press -- Publisher.
Women in natural history.
Livres d'artistes.
Botanical illustrations.
Mezzotints -- 1990.
Red Hen Press.

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