WINDJAMMERS. Duncan Gleason.


(D'Ambrosio, Joe).
  • (Fullerton, CA: Lorson's Books and Prints, 1988).
  • folio
  • book-in-a-box binding: black canvas rear board and spine, blue paper-covered front board, marbled paper box structure and front image. white cords
  • unpaginated

Price: $3,500.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 93854

This is copy number seven. Colophon signed by the designer, printer & binder Joe D'Ambrosio. It was printed using 14pt. Della Robbia type on Rives BFK paper. Ingres marbled paper used for the box structure and endpapers. The front board creates a frame shaped like billowing sail. Behind it is French marbled paper with intersecting white cords used to suggest rigging ropes. (A Memoir of Book Design 1969-2000, page 106-107.) This book is made from the limited edition plates created in 1973. In 1922, Duncan Gleason (1881-1959) created a series of copper etchings for the etched book Windjammers. Although the publisher planned 325 copies, probably no more than 100 pulls were made from the plates. No other editions or states of these etchings other than the 1973 edition printed at Triad Graphics in a limited edition of 25 numbered impressions. There are no signed or unnumbered impressions other than 10 publishers' proofs which are so marked. The edition including the publishers' proofs was done on Murillo paper using brown ink. There are a total of 50 trial proofs of various etchings done in black or brown ink and are marked as such. Each etching is impressed with the blind stamp of the Gallery Easel (from the Certificate of the 1973 edition). Card from Lorson's Books & the certificate of the 1973 edition are laid-in. Case is somewhat faded on spine.