Poestenkill, NY: Kaldewey Press, 1991. Extreme oblong quarto. 14pp., leporello. One of 40 copies, signed by the artist/printer, Gunnar Kaldewey. Kaldewey offers a poetic, intimate encounter with and a nostalgic history of one of America's most visited and inspiring rivers. The Hudson River was followed a year later by Volume 2: Der Rhein, and both parts were dedicated to John Cage. The text of this volume is printed in green, with occasional red and yellow, and tells the history of the river, including Mohawk poems and Dutch text. The abstract illustrations throughout are based on enlarged photographs, and evoke rhythmic water flow. The entire book can be unfolded to create a long panorama. Light crease to covers, else very fine in soft teal morocco. Housed in chemise and slipcase, both made of gray boards. Item #20259
(Von Lucius, pp. 84-87).