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Six persimmons

Author: David Andres BershteinSherman E LeeHarold McGrathDavid BourbeauHampshire Typothetae.All authors
Publisher: New York : The Scriptorium, 1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Artwork reproduction : Poetry   Visual material : English
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Collotypes
Broadsides
Material Type: Artwork reproduction
Document Type: Book, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Andres Bershtein; Sherman E Lee; Harold McGrath; David Bourbeau; Hampshire Typothetae.; New York Graphic Society.
OCLC Number: 17280405
Notes: "Broadside series of poems about Chinese paintings: handprinted in handset Centaur on handmade Japanese Sekishu in black and red. Each broadside measures 13 x 19 and is accompanied by a fine collotype color reproduction of the Chinese painting which inspired the poem. ... Numbers 1 and 2 are reproductions with the poems printed on them by special arrangement with the New York Graphic Society [printer of all collotypes]. ... Bound in a handmade portfolio in German linen over boards and morocco spine by David Bourbeau of the Thistle Bindery."--Prospectus.
Broadsides consist of 8 poems (those not printed on a collotype), title page, introduction, and colophon, enclosed in folded leaf of Arches paper with title printed in red on p. [1] and colophon on p. [3].
"Six persimmons was designed by Michael Secondo and the author. Handset in Bruce Rogers' Centaur & printed on Sekishu and Arches by the Hampshire Typothetae, Harold McGrath, pressman. Bound in half leather & linen over boards by David Bourbeau of the Thistle Bindery. The work was completed in the winter of 1978. The edition is 126 of which 26 are lettered A-Z & are reserved for presentation, and 100 are signed & numbered. 'The nirvanna of vegetables, ' which appears here as 'The paradise of vegetables, ' is reprinted by permission from the Christian Science monitor ... This copy number ..."--Colophon.
Issued in case.
Description: 1 portfolio (11 leaves [1 folded], 9 plates) : color illustrations ; 51 cm
Contents: (prints as listed in prospectus; poem titles same except as noted) T'ang Yin's "Drunken fisherman by a reed bank" 16th century (poem printed on collotype) --
Yeh-Lu chu-ts'ai's "Calligraphy" 13th century (poem printed on collotype) --
Tao Chi's "Plum blossoms under the pine" 17th century --
Anonymous "Evening in the spring hills" 13th century --
Anonymous "Boats moored in wind and rain" 13th century --
Anonymous "Early autumn" 16th century --
Chin Nung's "Egg plant and winter melon" 18th century (poem "The paradise of vegetables") --
Ma Yuan's "Scholar viewing plum blossoms by moonlight" 13th century --
T'ang Yin's "Dreaming of immortality" --
Li po chanting a poem (not illustrated; poem, "The last words of Li Po on the River Road", with note, "This poem was written as a colophon for Liang K'ai's 13th century hanging scroll 'Li Po chanting a poem').
Responsibility: by David Andres Bershtein ; with an introduction by Sherman E. Lee.

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