BOKEH: A LITTLE BOOK OF FLOWERS. Gaylord Schanilec.
BOKEH: A LITTLE BOOK OF FLOWERS.
BOKEH: A LITTLE BOOK OF FLOWERS.
BOKEH: A LITTLE BOOK OF FLOWERS.
BOKEH: A LITTLE BOOK OF FLOWERS.
BOKEH: A LITTLE BOOK OF FLOWERS.
BOKEH: A LITTLE BOOK OF FLOWERS.
BOKEH: A LITTLE BOOK OF FLOWERS.
BOKEH: A LITTLE BOOK OF FLOWERS.
BOKEH: A LITTLE BOOK OF FLOWERS.

BOKEH: A LITTLE BOOK OF FLOWERS.

(Midnight Paper Sales).
  • (Saint Paul, MN): Midnight Paper Sales, 2020.
  • small 8vo
  • cloth, decorated paper covered boards, slipcase with paper label on spine
  • 68 pages

Price: $2,500.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 134684

Printed in an edition of 119 copies (this being one of the 26 deluxe copies) on Velké Losiny and Zerkall papers. Eight multiple color wood engravings with poems handset in Polipholis, Bembo, and Blado types. Bound at Booklab 2 by Marc Hammond, Keri Schroeder, and Craig Jensen in two editions: a standard edition of 80 copies, and a deluxe edition of 26. 13 sets of sheets were left unbound. The text is bound in a hand sewn, flat back, lapped case binding. The spine is quarter vellum and stamped in 23K gold foil with the boards covered in marbled paper made for the edition by Pamela Smith.

The state proofs of the engraving Pasque were hand sewn and non adhesively bound in Arches paper with a key block impression attached to the cover and the whole wrapped in Blue Japanese paper with the second print layer aligned with key block showing through.

Both are housed in a double compartment drop spine box. An ink jet print of the Bokeh key block is inlaid into the front board and a letterpress printed vellum label is inserted into the spine. The print produced from the actual block represented on the box cover is matted and set into the inside of the box lid tray.

The third book in a trilogy documenting one mans struggle with the reality of growing old. After a quarter century living in the rural midwest he moves to the city where he observes the isolation of urban life and the tenacious existence of the plants, birds, and animals living therea roster of beings that includes himself. Bokeh: A Little Book of Flowers was preceded by A Little Book of Birds (MPS 2017), and Departures (Ninja Press, 2019).