Lecons de Livre pour Calyban or Prosper's Parisian Printing Parade. Bon mots, bagatelles, & tableaux de l'imprimerie. Also a sometime type specimen & leaf book. As Told to an American. Pochoir by Jef Aerosol

Caliban Press. McMurray, Mark

Published by Cat's Head Press [Caliban Press], St-Zotique, Quebec [Canton, NY], 2008
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One of 114 copies, all on various papers including Rives and Arches, vintage Barcham Green handmade, St-Armand handmade from Montreal, Quebec, Kochi from Japan and handmade lokta from Nepal, each signed by the author / printer. Mark McMurray has created his own look at printing history in Paris, with a dark back story of immigrant life in the "City of Light." Page size: 8-1/4 x 12 inches; 48pp. Bound: flexible quarter dark grey vellum binding by Velma Bolyard from Pergamena Parchment, Montgomery, NY and St-Armand handmade grey papers, label printed "Lessons" in lavender on white paper inserted into front cover, publisher's slipcase. Issued with a separate sheet of "Lecons Notes" which explain some of the images and text. From Melissa Schulenberg's portrait of Nancy Cunard (original relief print) to figures from the 1493 "Liber chronicarum" to woodcuts to found images, this tour of Paris delights. The text consists of fourteen lessons in English and French concerning the Arts of the Book and sundry other old and new topics. Collected from found and fabricated texts by the two main semi-fictional characters, Cal & Prosper, who are visiting Paris to learn the art of printing. This, then, is also a type specimen and a leaf book. It recalls printers past and present who have produced books in Paris. It is printed in several colors on cylinder and hand presses from foundry, monotype, photopolymer & wood types set by hand, machine composition, and computer. The primary face is Garamond. Additional faces include Fournier, Caslon, Nicholas Cochin and others. Monotype composition by Michael Bixler; photopolymer plates by Boxcar Press. The original signed pochoir by Jef Aerosol of Samuel Beckett is a stunner. The small "gold" man (cut-out paper doll) in the Treizieme Lecon "Who's that?" is collaged on a page of Arab text opposite a map of the Quartier Latin with text in French and English guessing at his identity - or commenting on it. "Ubu reincarne?". Bookseller Inventory # 10197

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Title: Lecons de Livre pour Calyban or Prosper's ...

Publisher: Cat's Head Press [Caliban Press], St-Zotique, Quebec [Canton, NY]

Publication Date: 2008

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Priscilla Juvelis, Inc., a private dealer established in 1980, specializes in the sale of rare books and autographs to institutions and private collectors. Formerly associated with the late John F. Fleming of New York, Prisiclla Juvelis is an active member of the internatinal rare book community. With John F. Fleming, she published THE BOOK BEAUTIFUL AND THE BINDING AS ART, VOL. I & II, and with Alistair Duncan and George de Bartha, FRENCH ART NOUVEAU AND ART DECO BOOKBINDING. She has been a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers since 1983, serving on the Board of Governors of the ABAA since 1989. She currently serves as President (1998-00) of that organization. She is a lifetime member of The Manuscript Society and served as a member of their Board of Trustrees (three years). She is a member of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers as well as a past president of that organization. She is a member of the Grolier Club and the International Association of Bibliophiles. Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1980. We may be reached via email at info@juvelisbooks.com. Please visit our website at www.juvelisbooks.com.

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