[ Sherman Oaks, California: [: Ninja Press, 2019. One of 70 copies designed, printed, and bound by Carolee Campbell with assistance from Farida Baldonado Sunada of the Ophelia Press. Text was printed by Gaylord Schanilec at his press, Midnight Paper Sales, in Wisconsin. Eight additional hors commerce copies were also produced. With six mounted full-color photographs by Carolee Campbell of wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec. Photographs were printed digitally on Japanese Nyodo-shi paper. Text was letterpress printed from entirely hand-set type on Langley paper handmade in England in 1986. With small triangular text ornaments in red and black throughout. A fine copy, as new, signed in pencil on the colophon by Gaylord Shanilec. Handmade Belgian flax paper wrappers stitched with silver thread and decorated with a mounted color photograph. Edges untrimmed. Quarto. [ 12 ] ff. Item #16710
Gaylord Schanilec (b. 1955) is a poet, a wood engraver, and the proprietor of Midnight Paper Sales. Since 1987, he has produced nineteen books and over twenty broadsides, which include poems by Joyce Carol Oates, Saadi Yousef, Robert Bly, and Gregory Orr. Schanilec’s most extensive project to date has been Lac Des Pleurs: Report from Lake Pepin, which is described on his website as a “seven-year odyssey” of photography, wood engraving, commentary, and typography that culminated in 2015. The photographs included in Departures are from Schanilec’s engravings in Lac Des Pleurs, which were based on illustrations in Aldus Manutius’ Hypnerotomachia Poliphili.
Dispatches from the Lizard Brain, A29.