Item #75438 OXFORD DOORS. Claire Lawson-Hall.


Marcham: The Alembic Press, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. This is number 5 of 40 copies signed by the author and the illustrator. A unique combination of text, illustration and innovative format that explores some of the doors visible in the city of Oxford. The text by Claire Lawson-Hall describes something of the history and purpose of the doors, whilst the profuse illustrations by Muriel Mallows combine lino cuts, line drawings, and etchings to make every page a rich visual and tactile experience. To focus on the nature of a door, the book is designed with asymmetric folded pages, with two spines, and with a double opening door as frontispiece. Quarto: 52 p. Set in Plantin type and letterpress printed. Coptic binding, with boards covered with a wood-grain textured Maziarczyk pastepaper. Housed in a rust cloth solander box. Near fine. Item #75438
ISBN: 0907482686

Price: $500.00

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