[Petaluma, California:]: Mixolydian Editions, 2017. One of sixty copies, signed by both Edwin Dobb and Richard Wagener. This is one of the twenty-six deluxe copies, featuring the extra signed prints. Printed letterpress on two types of Zerkall-Bütten paper from the Kall River Valley in Germany. Engravings printed directly from the wood blocks on a Vandercook Universal I proof press. A fine copy. Quarter terra cotta morocco over marbled paper boards, gilt lettered spine. Laid in a clamshell box, along with five signed prints from the edition and a special printing of the bladderpod plant, which was the genesis of this suite of engravings. The suite of prints is in a green paper chemise. Clamshell box with printed paper spine label. Binding by John DeMerritt; paper marbling by Pamela Smith of Abiquiu, New Mexico. Folio. 12.25 x 7.5 pp. 72 pp. Item #17098
"Edwin Dobb is a fiction writer, essayist, and journalist. A former editor-in-chief of The Sciences and contributing writer at Harper's, he currently writes for National Geographic and teaches at the U. C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. "Richard Wagener is a California printmaker and book artist specializing in wood engraving, and is the proprietor of Mixolydian Editions where he publishes fine press limited edition books and prints. He is the 2016 co-recipient of the Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design from the University of Texas at El Paso and the recipient of the 2016 Oscar Lewis Award for contributions to Book Arts from the Book Club of California" (from the prospectus).