Kuthan’s Menagerie Completed. Preface by Robert R. Reid. George Kuthan.

Kuthan’s Menagerie Completed. Preface by Robert R. Reid.

Vancouver, [British Columbia]: Heavenly Monkey, 2003. One of fifty complete copies of "Kuthan's Menagerie of Interesting Zoo Animals" published anew by Heavenly Monkey. The original edition of 130 copies was issued under the Nevermore Press imprint of Robert and Felicity Reid in 1960. Sixty copies were bound in quarter leather and Japanese paper over boards; the work itself, finely printed and bound, and containing the lovely color linocuts of George Kuthan (especially the peacock and the penguins!) was considered a high point of fine printing in Canada. The remaining sheets were left unsold and unbound, until recently. A fine copy. Quarto. Sixteen loose sheets, plus three sheets of additional matter laid into a cloth clamshell case. Item #14345

The present work has been issued in livres d' artiste fashion; the original printed (folded) sheets contained in a sheet of yellow Japanese paper (which served as the endsheets for the 1960 edition); the new content (title page, preface and colophon) set by hand in Perpetua and printed on blank & waste sheets of the original Golden Hind paper. The whole laid in to an outer wrap of St. Armand handmade paper, and housed in a custom Japanese cloth-covered clamshell box, with printed paper labels, designed and made by Simone lMynen.

Price: $1,250.00

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