An Edible Alphabet. Claudia Cohen.
An Edible Alphabet.
An Edible Alphabet.
An Edible Alphabet.
An Edible Alphabet.
An Edible Alphabet.
An Edible Alphabet.
An Edible Alphabet.

An Edible Alphabet.

[Seattle:]: [Claudia Cohen, 2010]. One of thirty copies, numbered in pencil on the colophon. Illustrated with pochoir, calligraphy, and rubberstamped words. A fine copy in a marbled board clamshell case with a yellow paper spine label. French folded, wafer-thin vintage laid paper sewn long-stitch onto a vellum structure with three slips and laced into an outercase made from pieces of eighteenth and nineteenth century parchment documents. Quarto. 44 pp/. Item #17205

"...An Edible Alphabet combines [Claudia Cohen's] love for letterforms, fanciful page compositions, and binding structures that convey intimacy when held. Each page reproduces from stencils a letter in three alphabets, surrounded by the names of foods starting with that letter. These words are taken from Claudia's large collection of early 20th-century rubber stamps, used in restaurants to create the daily menu. Some words are also written in her own elegant cursive " (Heavenly Monkey Press).

Claudia Cohen has worked with some of the top names in fine press and artists' books for some four decades, including Gehenna Press, Pennyroyal Press, Cheloniidae Press, the Museum of Modern Art, Grenfell Press, the Whitney Museum, and David R. Godine, to name just a few. It was at Baskin's Gehenna Press that she was introduced to the book arts, initially apprenticed to master printer Harold McGrath. That eventually (and circuitously) led her to binding and a five-year apprenticeship with Gray Parrot. She establish/ed her own bindery in Massachusetts in 1983, and moved it to Seattle in 2003.

Price: $850.00

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