MOSER, BARRY (FROM HIS PERSONAL COLLECTION)

£600.00

PAN eight wood engravings on the theme of PAN by Barry Moser

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Northampton: ther Pennyroyal Press, 1980.

Based on Epigrams from the “Anthologia Graeca”. With an Afterword by the Artist. One of 130 copies printed at Pennyroyal by Harold McGrath. This copy out of series, signed by Moser and designated artist’s proof on Colophon. From Barry Moser’s personal collection of books and prints sold by Hindman, Chicago, on November 10th 2021. Set in Goudy Greek type 12 pt. to 36 pt. and Bruce Rogers’ Centaur type designed in 1914 for the Metropolitan Museum. Printed in four colours on hand-made Japanese Etching paper. 10 X 6.25 ins. Bound in full navy cloth. Title page and 8 full page wood engravings on alternate sheets of Sekishu each signed by the artist. Text further illustrated with original brush calligraphy by Betse Curtis. Barry Moser has freely rendered the Greek Epigrams to celebrate life and the vicisitudes of its pleasures. As in Folio 21: “Life’s a bitch. A hunt. Wear the old possum’s prick and dance. Tomorrow it’ll likely be your hide.” A near fine copy.

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