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|Named Person:||Margaret Wise Brown; Margaret Wise Brown|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Margaret Wise Brown; Michael Kuch; Liv Rockefeller; Ken Shure; Russell Maret; Katie MacGregor; Arthur Larson, (Printer); Sarah Creighton; Will Ransom; Two Ponds Press,; Horton Tank Graphics,; Dale Guild Type Foundry,
|Notes:||Limited edition of sixty numbered copies.
"Text copyright Hollins University; first published in White freesias by Watermark, Inc."--Leaf following colophon.
"Margaret Wise Brown composed The little river in 1950. This edition of sixty copies, issued by Two Ponds Press ... marks its first illustrated publication. Michael Kuch created the etchings and paste-paper images, printed the copperplates and designed the book with oversight from Liv Rockefeller and Ken Shure. Dale Guild Type Foundry cast the 18 point Parsons, Will Ransom's only metal typeface. Russell Maret created the fleuron and title lettering, based upon a Ransom design. The ancillary text is Eric Gill's Joanna. The letterpress was undertaken on a Vandercook Universal IV by Art Larson at Horton Tank Graphics in Hadley, Massachusetts. The white and various hued papers were made by hand for the project by Katie MacGregor of Whiting, Maine. The books were bound by Sarah Creighton at her studio in Easthampton, Massachusetts"--Colophon.
Illustrated with 31 nearly full-page soft ground etchings, created in part from botanical specimens and other natural objects pressed into the ground, and images created from paste papers. Text is incorporated in several images. Seven leaves are printed on both sides. Bound in publisher's light green paper over boards with light green canvas joints; illustrated with an etching that wraps around both covers and spine. Issued with the accompanying booklets in blue cloth-covered drop-spine box with light green patterened paper spine label.
First accompanying booklet: The little river field notes / Michael Kuch & Liv Rockefeller. 9 unnumbered pages ; 24 cm. Cover title. Printed in red and black on double leaves. Contents: Reflections on The little river / by Michael Kuch -- Alternate endings / by Liv Rockefeller. Light blue paper covers with etched illustration on front cover; title in gold.
Second accompanying booklet: The little river / Margaret Wise Brown. 22 leaves ; 16 x 11 cm in covers 24 cm. Caption title. Color facsimile of Brown's holograph draft of the work. Sheets inserted in recess of back booklet cover, which is built up to a thickness of 5 mm. Blue paper covers, with light blue paper label on front cover containing a fragment of the facsimile and Brown's name in red.
UW Libraries has limited edition copy number 49.
|Description:||1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 31 cm + 2 booklets (unpaged) ; 24 cm|
|Other Titles:||Little river field notes.|
|Responsibility:||by Margaret Wise Brown ; images by Michael Kuch.|