A Book Artist's Alphabet — One of Only 50 Copies
Yaron. The world upside down alphabet [The world nwod edispu alphabet]. London: Flying Sugar Press, 1991. (6.8 cm, 2.7").  pp.; illus.
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Charming miniature livre d'artiste: A light-hearted alphabet with plates drawn, etched, and brightly hand-colored by Israeli artist Yaron Livay, and printed Leporello-style on a single accordion-folded sheet. The title-page here promises, The World Nwod Edispu Alphabet, reflecting the whimsical reverses found within — for “L,” a mildly bemused-looking man stands inside a lampshade while a table lamp relaxes with a good book; and for “Q,” the windmill attacks you-know-who!
The illustrator founded his own press, the Flying Sugar Press, named after his “sugar lift” etching technique; he printed this work in an edition limited to 50 copies, the present example being number 11(that is, the first of the numbered cloth-bound copies), andsigned at the colophon by the artist.
Original red cloth, covers each with affixed illustration; spine with printed paper label. In original black cloth slipcase with the A and Z illustrations affixed. Beautiful, crisp condition. (30545)
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