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Llym awel / [translations by Shirley Jones]

[South Croydon] : [Red Hen Press], [1993]
Physical Description:
[37] p. : ill. ; 37 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2012 40
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"'Llym Awel'-Sharp the Wind-features my translations from early Welsh poetry with images and prose texts. The image is from the ninth-century sage of Llywach Hen; a ravenl picking at the dead after the battle in which the old chieftain's only remaining son was killed defending his father's lands. 'Four and twenty sons I had/Gold-torqued leaders of me/Gwen was the best of them.' The mezzotint, printed on copper, was surface rolled from a second plate"--Patkus.
"Llym Awel consists of translations by Shirley Jones of selected verses from seventh to thirteenth century Welsh poetry, set & printed by her alongside the early Welsh ... the columns of verse printed in two colours ... face her six mezzotints & a relief etching of Welsh landscapes. One double-page mezzotint is overprinted with the poetry. The title page calligraphy is by Angela Swan."--Colophon.
"Edition limited to 40."--Colophon.
Ten folded sheets, issued in a cloth-coverd case.
Barcham Green handmade paper with Fabriano Roma endpapers.
Facing the page British Artists' Books, p. 50
Patkus, R.D. Shirley Jones and the Red Hen Press, 18
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 16 of a limited edition of 40. Signed by artist.
Subject Terms:
Artists' books -- Wales.
English poetry -- Translations from Welsh.
Jones, Shirley -- Autograph.
Poetry of places -- Wales.
Red Hen Press -- Publisher
Welsh poetry -- Translations into English.
Welsh poetry.
Livres d'artistes.
Mezzotints -- 1993.
Etchings -- 1993.
Handmade papers.
Jones, Shirley, engraver.
Red Hen Press.

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