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Alphabet Inutile, by William-Anthony Caswell
(Paris: Eric Lefebvre, 1990). (64)ff., frenchfold. One of 26 lettered copies, signed by the artist. Each letter is illustrated with two pages of etchings by Righi: one bearing an abstract shape, and another with decorative, hand-etched text. An alphabet book in French, featuring comically nonsensical definitions of words that begin with each letter. Printed on Japanese paper and stab-bound. Housed within a slipcase and a black cloth chemise, which has etched copper printing plates mounted to the covers. The plates are for the two pages that accompany the letter "W" in the book. (2 1/4 by 1 3/4; 56x45mm).
Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers
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