AS DEAD AS THE PROVERBIAL. Mike Hudson.
AS DEAD AS THE PROVERBIAL ...
AS DEAD AS THE PROVERBIAL ...
AS DEAD AS THE PROVERBIAL ...
AS DEAD AS THE PROVERBIAL ...
AS DEAD AS THE PROVERBIAL ...

AS DEAD AS THE PROVERBIAL ...

designed and illustrated by Mike Hudson. Pp. [28](last colophon, verso blank), printed in green, orange & black and illustrated with three-colour linocuts by Mike Hudson, the endpapers printed in colour with names of various Australian endangered species; narrow royal 4to; grey cloth printed in colour with the endpaper motif, with a pictorial cream paper title label inset on upper board, the spine cloth a trifle foxed; within grey card slipcase; The Wayzgoose Press, Katoomba, NSW, 1989. Edition limited to 75 copies hand set by Jadwiga Jarvis, numbered and signed by Mike Hudson and Jadwiga Jarvis; this being number 9 of 10 copies bound thus. Wegner 1.A.i & 11.A(Prospectus). *With the original prospectus loosely inserted. The main text 'comes from an essay about the dodo, which appeared in the Penny Magazine of June 1832 ... accompanied by copious annotations, providing a background to the scientists and zoologists named and quoted by the 19th century writer' [prospectus blurb ]. The pagination (on rectos only) is in reverse order, as a count-down to the dodo's extinction, and Hudson's illustrations and design also reflect the fate of the bird: 'The text progressively takes over the pages, leaving less and less space for the hapless bird, until finally only a lone feather surrounded by type is left to remind us that there ever was such a creature as the dodo' [prospectus]. Item #134531

Price: $2,500.00