Octavo. 54pp. From an edition of 125 copies signed by Joe D'Ambrosio, who wrote, printed, illustrated, and bound the book, this is one of twenty-five copies in a deluxe binding and with additions such as extra hand-coloring, metallic inks, and feathers. Text printed in four colors on two different colors of paper, with wonderful illustrations throughout in a variety of media, including block-printing, onlay, and two pop-up illustrations: a pre-Columbian mask with real feathers and a feathered bird which really flies. A mint copy in the deluxe binding of brown Niger morocco with a cut-out in the shape of a saguaro cactus that reveals green paper underneath. Twisted strands of leather and silver paper form the distinctive vertical ribs of the cactus. Housed in the original drop-back box, which shows the slightest bit of soiling. A fascinating and effective way to retell an Aztec legend. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Oaxaca (Wa-ha-ka) and the Saguaro (...
Publisher: Joseph D'Ambrosio
Publication Date: 1996
Illustrator: D'Ambrosio, Joseph
Book Description D'Ambrosio, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Signed. First Edition. Superb copy of this handmade book featuring a pop-up with real feathers. A good association copy, inscribed by D'Ambrosio: "To my good friend, Albert Sperisen -- one of the few understand what it is I am trying to achieve." If no image appears next to this listing, check our Face Book photo album of books in stock. Seller Inventory # mon0000012848