(Leavitt, Nancy)

A Road Alphabet.

Leavitt, Nancy (illus.)

(Stillwater, ME: Nancy Leavitt, 1993). (14)pp. One of twenty-six copies. A calligraphic manuscript using gouache and glair, written, designed, and bound by Leavitt. The letters of the alphabet are arranged into phrases about traveling. Presented in lively hues of orange, olive, violet, and periwinkle, the text is gracefully written in Leavitt's multi-hued calligraphy and accented with swaths of color. One section of the book folds out into a panorama, showing a road stretching toward the horizon. Bound in cloth-backed, hand-painted boards, the spine accented with a filament of gold thread. Housed in a paper chemise. A lovely and imaginative alphabet manuscript by one of New England's most talented calligraphers and book artists. (2 1/2 by 1 5/8; 64x41mm). Item #30447

Price: $350.00

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