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[Original Ink and Color Wash Artist's Book:] SACRIS ERRABAT IN UMBRIS [caption title]
[Florence: The Artist, 1980. [24] leaves. Oblong small octavo (11 x 12 cm). Punched at left and bound with leather ties. Very near fine. A lovely, unique artist's book by the visual poet, consisting of exquisite drawings in black ink and color wash on tissue paper, glued to hand-cut leaves of stiff card, some of which in turn bear underdrawing that enhances the composite image by its visibility through the tissue. The title leaf includes the manuscript title within a frame of textured white pigment. The artist lined through the title (which is repeated on the colophon), and a quarter-sized blob of resin, sealed with clear acrylic (?) overlays the center of it. Luciano Caruso ... "was a visual poet whose artist books integrated intricate handwritten words, often illegible but visual appealing with constructivist, abstract or semi-realistic images. Many of these books had pages that were stiffened with thick white paint. He staged many artist book exhibitions in Italy, edited a series of reprints of Italian Futurist publication and published and edited limited editions of visual poetry drawings, prints, booklets, and collages by himself and other poets" - Sackner Collection, online. Oddly, references conflict as to the year of his death.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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