(Heavenly Monkey)

An Alphabetical Accumulation.

Lohmann, Francesca (illus.)

(Vancouver): Heavenly Monkey, 2017. 16mo. (30)ff., printed rectos only. An artist's proof of an eventual edition of thirty-six. Signed by the calligrapher at the colophon. Inspired by a previous manuscript by calligrapher Francesca Lohmann, this publication is a calligraphic ABC consisting of twenty-six designs. The sequence begins with a majuscule A and each subsequent recto adds the next letter of the alphabet. The layout for each page changes to best present the next letter. The entire work is calligraphic—there is no type used. Each new letter has been added by hand in red ink, while all previous letters are reproductions of Lohmann's calligraphy printed in black with polymer plates. Three different English papers are intermingled throughout the book —Crown & Sceptre, J. Whatman, and T.H. Saunders. The printed portions were finished by Rollin Milroy at the Heavenly Monkey, and the work was bound by Claudia Cohen. Signatures have been sewn into a parchment chemise, which has then been laced into a gold-tooled limp vellum case with red-ink calligraphy on the spine by Lohmann. Housed in a clamshell box covered in black cloth with red paper labels and red-ink calligraphy on spine. As new. Prospectus laid in. Item #30558

Price: $1,000.00

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