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Insect Musicians

Hearn, Lafcadio

Published by Kaldewey Press, Poestenkill, NY, 2001
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Oblong quarto. 18pp., frenchfold. One of forty copies, signed by the artist/printer, Gunnar Kaldewey. An elucidating history of the allure, in Japanese culture, of the "songs" of night insects. Printed in black on sky blue, high-sheen handmade paper flecked with darker blue. Each printed page is separated by a transparent paper "netting" flecked with gold and silver leaf, which is decorated with little insects printed in black and brushstrokes of green and yellow. The cricket images were derived from the first edition of Lafcadio Hearn's book, published in Boston in 1898. Bound in decorative gray paper with contrasting fibers of pink, blue, and white. Visually, a beautiful and delicate book. Housed in a paper-over-boards chemise and matching slipcase. Extremely fine. Together with a CD, "Near the Moon-Watching Pavillion," as a supplementary aural piece. (Von Lucius, pp. 252-255). Bookseller Inventory # 20244

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Title: Insect Musicians

Publisher: Kaldewey Press, Poestenkill, NY

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Kaldewey, Gunnar A.

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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