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Unique Czech Artist's Book

Mámení [Delusion].; Edice nakloněná rovina 1.

[Prague]: 1989; 2012. Sewn balsa wood boards (30.5 × 19 cm), with original linocut sheets mounted to front and back; six gatherings consisting of 2-3 folio sheets. Signed by the author on the colophon. Very good, soft wooden boards with a few light marks.

A surreal poetic meditation on time, space, and dream states, consisting of thirteen linocut illustrations each accompanied by four lines of text. According to the colophon, this is one of six copies that were produced from an original print run of twenty-three copies, which were originally printed in 1989. When the book was finally to be bound -- for some reason only in 2012 -- much of the print run had been dispersed or lost, leaving only six complete sets, which were bound incorporating the original linocut sheets. Zdirad Čech, born 1949, is a contemporary Czech illustrator and graphic designer.

Book ID: P002895

Price: $350.00