Midi par Leconte de Lisle / Noon [translated by] John Theobald

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Identifier: FA.B8.0095
Object type: Books
Dimensions: 21 x 31 cm;8 x 11 3/4 inches;9 leaves
Creation dates: 1987
Created by: Claire Van Vliet
Paper made by: Twinrocker
Published by: Janus Press
Originates from: Newark
Number 22 in an edition of 75, signed by Claire Van Vliet. Case bound book with vellum strap quarter binding; paper title label on spine. Book contains letterpress printed text of the poem, "Midi" by French poet Leconte de Lisle (1818-1894), and an English translation, "Noon", by poet John Theobald (1903-1989). Between the French and English versions of the poem is a double-page, fold-out pulp painting. Fold-out has a watermark.

"The paperwork was made with the assistance of Kathryn and Howard Clark, Susan Hosteler and Bill Hodson. The text is spectrum & printed on Twinrocker winter wheat straw paper by Claire Van Vliet & Susan Johannecht at the Janus Press. The edition is seventy-five: numbers 1-25 bound at Flasch/Frost Bindery in Pullman Illinois published by Twinrocker Inc; and numbers 26-75 bound and published by Janus..."--Colophon.