26 ETCHINGS BY SHELLY FINK

Sheldon (Shelly) Fink

Published by Self Published, 1962
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Hand bound by Arno Werner in full light brown suede with matching silk lined clamshell box is this collection of 26 etchings on hand made Royal More paper. Each engraving is protected with tissue guards; this collection of engravings is limited to 40 of which this is number 6. A three line old gift inscription has been erased on ff p. The works contain both figures (adults and children) and nature (dragonfly, turtle, bugs). A truly fine piece of work as both a book and a piece of art. There is a copy in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; as of this listing no other to be found for sale. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: 26 ETCHINGS BY SHELLY FINK
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 1962
Binding: Hardcover
Illustrator: Sheldon (Shelly) Fink
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition

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Published by Alford, MA (1962)
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Book Description Alford, MA, 1962. Fink, Sheldon (illustrator). Small quarto. 28ff. One of forty copies. Etched title page and twenty-six fine etchings by Fink, ranging thematically from portraits to botany, to insects. Many of Fink's etchings have a decidedly Baskinesque aesthetic, but Fink's circle centered primarily in New York, where he was friendly with Jack Levine and Raphael Soyer. For this collection, Fink commissioned Royall Moore to create paper with a high linen count, and this was the subject of a Popular Mechanics article in 1965. Moore, who was described in the article as an "inventive Yankee," was a carpenter by trade, and made all the equipment himself. The binding for this edition was executed by Arno Werner, who bound it in full deerskin with a hubbed spine and decorations printed in black on the upper cover and spine. Werner also presumably made the marbled endpapers, which also decorate the deerskin-backed folding case. Some minor wear to extremtites of the box, otherwise fine and bright. Bookseller Inventory # 27385

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