St. Ives, Cornwall / Toronto: Ron Bolt Inc., North Editions, 1990. Limited edition. Hardcover. Signed by Ron Bolt and Norman Levine on limitation page and hand-numbered 23/175, dated 30/4/10.
Folio. 64 (1)pp. Original heavy black cow hide covered boards with blind-stamped ruling framing two laid in sheet lead plates, with title on front, ornamental design on back plate. Housed in light gray Curtis Flannel slipcase. Ingres marbled endpapers; translucent stock–Gilclear Bond. The edition contains 175 copies numbered in Arabic and 35 copies bearing Roman numerals.
"... a rare beautiful book that celebrated the physical surroundings and explores the human contradictions of St. Ives, Cornwall, England, a town that has attracted artists and writers since the time of Turner" (Prospectus). The art depicted in this volumes includes five seriegraphs, four photo-lithos over seriegraphs, three etched steel plates, and fourteen addition reproductions of artwork.
The etchings are prepared and pulled on Vellum Arches cover under the artist's supervision by Paul Machnik in his Montreal studio. Prints are hand colored by the artist. The litho-serigraph plates and drawings are prepared by the artist, pulled on Arches cover under the artist's supervision by Susan Farquhar, director of the Lithographic Department, Novak Graphics, Toronto. The serigraph drawings are prepared by the artist. The screens are photographically prepared and pulled on Arches cover and Mohawk Superfine under the supervision of the artist by Namik Kulenovic, Graphics Graphics, Toronto. The sheet lead cover plates are impressed by a magnesium plate and etching press, sealed with spray varnish.
Five black plates, pages 39 to 48, loose but present with light fraying at bottom of one of them. Binding with minor blemishes, else in fine condition. Good- to fine condition. Item #50232