Caliban Press - The Tempest, by William Shakespeare.

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The Tempest, by William Shakespeare. [Illustrated with a linocut by Greg Lago and numerous illustrations in collage, pochoir and pop-up by Mark McMurray.] Small folio, 29cm, 119p, (Mark McMurray) Caliban Press, Canton, New York, 2001 (but later).

Text set in 14-pt Dante. One of 125 copies printed on a range of hand- and mould-made papers (Le Paeterie St Armand, Barcham Green, Velma Bolyard, Arches, Amate). Illustrated with images from a variety of found and historical sources including relief prints, collage, pochoir and a volvelle. Quarter bound in purple morocco with rough pink hand-made paper covers with a circular cutout revealing the title. Grey handmade paper box decorated with cutouts. A fine copy.

The edition was inspired by a variety of sources including Shakespeare's First Folio; Bread and Puppet Theatre of Glover; John Coltrane's Old; the film 'Black Orpheus'; and Prospero's library.

 

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