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060 - C7-7
Match in a Bottle
Kurt Gohde (drawings by)
Tracey Knapp (poems by)
Louise Genest (bookbinding by)
Kat Ran Press; North Andover MA, USA
1997
285mm (box: 300mm)
unpaged
Edition: #42/50
Inscription: Signed by the artist and the author.
Notes: Kurt Gohde made over 800 original drawings with matches, kerosene lamps, 'snaps’, gold leaf, gun powder, and cigarette lighters. The title page and poems are each accompanied by one of these drawings. Unique binding by Louise Genest in full gray Oasis leather laced-in binding with partial exposed spine and sewing. Design of cut-out boards and covering leather. Tooled onlays in relief in marbled papers and tooled onlays in patinated shaded copper leaves. Insertion of brass mesh coloured in copper in-between the boards. Exposed sewing on copper wires with exposed wires to add to design. Loose gray threads at top of spine. Top edge painted. Doublures echoing cover board design, in coloured Arches chiffon paper with recessed inlays in marbled paper and tooled onlays in coloured and lacquered Japanese paper. Binder’s stamp in relief at base of back doublure. Drop-back box of gray cloth and gray marbled paper to a design matching the binding, with copper coloured trim to box; title on spine.




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