Where Stucco Meets Chaparral. Rebecca Chamlee.
Where Stucco Meets Chaparral.

Where Stucco Meets Chaparral.

Simi Valley, California: Pie in the Sky Press, 2014. One of seven deluxe copies, with an additional suite of six color plates, housed in a separate folder with wrap-around label on which is printed “The Tree of Corriganville Regional Park,” out of a total edition of sixty-seven copies. The deluxe edition was also issued in a full morocco binding, while the regular edition is bound in boards. Deluxe copies are lettered A-G; this is letter “C,” signed and numbered on the colophon by the author. The six additional plates are also numbered and signed in pencil by the author. Frontispiece map printed in green, gray, and brown of Corriganville Regional Park. Twenty-one color botanical illustrations printed in color from hand-carved Gomuban relief plates; numerous background illustrations of plants and mountain ranges. Title-page printed in four pastel colors. Type is handset California Old Style cast by M & H Typefounders and Gothic XX Condensed wood type. Text printed in black on Somerset Book paper. A fine copy in a handmade paper chemise, housed in a silk-covered, cloth-lined clamshell case, the bottom compartment bordered with thick paper and illustrated with silhouettes of plants, mountains, and foliated tree branches in several different colors. Full olive green morocco over boards with three oak-leaf shaped onlays in orange and red. Large octavo. [108] pp. Item #16627

The present work is Rebecca Chamlee’s tribute to California’s unique landscape. It features an elegiac text explaining the origins of Corriganville Regional Park and the complex chaparral eco-system that covers the land.

Price: $2,000.00

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