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Creator:
Fisher, Roy, 1930–
Title(s):

The half-year letters : an alphabet book / designed by Ronald King ; written by Roy Fisher.

Published/Created:
Guildford [England] : Circle Press, 1983.
Physical Description:
1 folded sheet ([56] p.) ; 17 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7433.4.K55 H35 1983 Copy 2 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Ronald King
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7433.4.K55 H35 1983 Copy 1 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Classification:
Books
Notes:
"Cut and creased at the same time as Alphabeta concertina, in exactly the same format, but in conjunction with a text printed letterpress in 10 pt Gill Light on Ingres paper. 325 copies with silk screened covers in two colours, in PVC tray and sleeve."--Cooking the books.
Edition limited to 300 copies.
Cooking the books : Ron King and Circle Press, p. 173
Facing the page, p. 51
BAC: British Art Center has 2 copies. Copy 1 inscriped: Ron King, A.P. Copy 2 inscribed: Sample.
"The text treats the rigorous forward movement of an alphabet as a movement through time, as if it marked the twenty-six weeks of a half-year, April through September. The vocabulary for each letter, a week, is governed in part by the pervading presence of the letter, in a variet of uses ..."--Page [56].
Subject Terms:
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Circle Press -- Publisher.
English language -- Alphabet -- Poetry.
Paper work -- Great Britain -- Specimens.
Toy and movable book -- Specimens.
Form/Genre:
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Accordion fold format (Binding)
Contributors:
King, Ronald, 1932-
Circle Press, publisher.
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