Cosmogonie Intime / An Intimate Cosmogony. Poems by Yves Peyré. English translation by Elizabeth R. Jackson. Drawings by Ray Rice. Bookwork by Felicia Rice.
Peyre, Yves.

[Santa Cruz, California:] Moving Parts Press, 2005. One of twelve copies hand-painted by the artist, out of a total edition of ninety-six copies. The remaining copies were colored by pochoir. Signed by the printer and the translator and initialed “rR.” The illustrator, Ray Rice, died in 2001. As new in publisher’s plain paper slipcase. [36] leaves, printed on Fabriano Artistico paper, on one side only, and folded accordion style, in white pictorial wrappers, with glassine. Parallel English and French texts. Pochoir colored illustrations on each page and on the cover. Folio (10 x 15”). (Item ID: 14412)


Yves Peyré, in addition to being a leading French poet, is Director of the Bibliothèque littéraire Jacques Doucet, the French government’s library of first editions, manuscripts, and publications of modern French literature. Artist Ray Rice is the father of the printer, Felicia Rice. He spent over fifty years on the modern American art scene as a painter, mosaicist and animator of experimental films.

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