- Saint-Sauveur, QC, Canada: Editions Julie Corbeil, 1984.
- full leather, clamshell box
- (vi), 43,  pages
Price: $1,450.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 135129
First edition limited to 500 numbered and signed copies of this monumental work by Julie Corbeil which incorporates poetry with 34 specimens of dried flowers. The flowers are housed under plastic windows for protection. All of the flowers come from Du Jardin Botanique de Montréal (The Botanical Garden of Montreal). Also with a passage by the Director of the Botanical Garden, Pierre Bourque, as well as Cardinal Paul-Émile Léger.
This copy is bound in a full artist-binding by Don Etherington, bookbinder and former director of Conservation at both the Library of Congress and the Harry Ransom Center (Austin, TX). The binding is a full green-crushed moracco, with six onlaid leather flowers (three on the front cover, three on the rear cover). Each flower has a bead in the center. Two raised bands on both the front and rear covers. Leather headband cover. Author and title in gilt on spine. Signed by the binder on the rear pastedown. The book is housed in a custom green cloth-and-silk-covered boards clamshell box with a leather spine label with the author and title in gilt. An absolutely beautiful binding that has been executed to the highest standards on a fun book of poetry.