Order Nr. 139718 IT'S COME TO THIS. Patricia Hampl.
IT'S COME TO THIS.
IT'S COME TO THIS.
IT'S COME TO THIS.
IT'S COME TO THIS.
IT'S COME TO THIS.

IT'S COME TO THIS.

(Midnight Paper Sales).
  • N.P. (but Stockholm, WI): Midnight Paper Sales, 2023.
  • 9 x 11 inches
  • quarter yellow leather over illustrated paper-covered boards, cloth clamshell box with a paper spine label
  • 36 pages

Price: $1,500.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 139718

One of 75 copies, of which this is one of 70 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in fine clamshell box.

From the artist's website: In 1982, while wearing the hat of a "small press illustrator" I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to illustrate a long prose poem by Patricia Hampl, who had recently become famous with the publication of her memoir A Romantic Education (Houghton Mifflin, 1981). The resulting book, Resort (Bookslinger Editions, 1982) was pivotal for me, and I began angling for a manuscript from Patricia I might publish myself. It only took 40 years for one to materialize.

A bookend for Resort, Patricia Hampl, (Bookslinger Editions, 1982) which contains drawings by Gaylord Schanilec of a wild rose and a stark sunrise over Lake Superior. It's Come to This contains color wood engravings by him of a blooming Amaryllis and a panoramic sunset over the riverfront of Saint Paul, along with a cover lithograph drawn on and printed from the stone by Lila Shull. In the text Hampl contemplates her mortality as she walks her dog along the Saint Paul riverfront through that first dark year of the cover pandemic: "I was immortal, old friend, until quite recently"

The text was composition-cast in Monotype Menhart designed by Oldrich Menhart in Prague in 1933, and printed on vintage handmade paper at the Velké Losiny mill in the Czech Republic in the mid-20th century. Bound by Matthew Zimmerman at Studio Alcyon.