BREAK OF DAY
Printed in an edition limited to 2000 numbered copies. Introduction by Robert Phelps. Translated by Enid McLeod. This work, called "her most original, self-excavating and happy novel" by Phelps, first appeared in 1928. Her most autobiographical work, it was written at a time when the French writer Sidonie-Cabrielle Colette felt that she could enjoy a newly independent life, relying only on her own resources. The lyrical work has been recognized as more of a prose poem than an actual novel. Illustrated by Françoise Gilot. Three color full-page plates with several smaller illustrations printed in teal in text. Perhaps best known for living and working with Picasso for ten years. The illustrations for Colette's novel are typical of her work--immediate, blocky, bold and colorful. Monthly Letter loosely inserted.
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THE WORK & PLAY OF ADRIAN WILSON, A BIBLIOGRAPHY WITH COM...
Limited to 325 numbered copies (though the bibliography states 350 copies). Adrian Wilson (1923-1988) was internationally known as a designer and printer of fine books. This beautifully produced bibliography contains a biographical introduction and illustrates 196 items produced by Wilson, each accompanied by lengthy comments by Wilson himself concerning the printing of each book and other pertinent facts. Printed by hand on handmade paper by Adrian Wilson, it contains many tipped-in specimens of his work, some of which are actual pages, often in color, from his books. A beautifully produced book. Slightly bumped.