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The Cardinal Sins: A Bestiary; Seven Ottava Rimas by Paul Smyth, Seven Wood Engravings by Barry Moser
Northampton: Printed at Pennyroyal, bound at Gray Parrot, 1980. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Moser, Barry. Number 28 of 100 copies, oblong quarto, [40] pp., signed by Paul Smyth and Barry Moser. Barry Moser (b. 1940) is an artist, illustrator, printer, painter, printmaker, designer, author, essayist, and teacher, as well as the owner, operator, and proprietor of the Pennyroyal Press. During his education he studied with George Cress, Leonard Baskin, Fred Becker, and Jack Coughlin. His works are represented in numerous collections, museums, and libraries around the world including the National Gallery of Art, The Metropolitan Museum, The British Museum, The Library of Congress, The London College of Printing, The Vatican Library, Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, and Cambridge to name a few (N. B., info from Pennyroyal Press website). This work pairs seven of his illustrations with rhymes by Paul Smyth, each on one of the seven deadly sins: Wrath, Sloth, Pride, Avarice, Lust, Envy, and Gluttony, with each poem followed by its matching illustration.___DESCRIPTION: Bound in black and red marbled paper with a vivid red leather spine with gilt lettering, red leather tipped corners, fore-edge uncut, title page in red and black, name of each sin in red on the right margins of the page with the poem in black, the following page with the "beast" depicting each; oblong quarto (7.75" tall by 11.25" wide), [40] pp., type Georg Trump's Medieval and John Peter's Castellar on Arches paper, printed at Pennyroyal by Harold McGrath and bound at the workshop of Gray Parrot; limited edition, this number 28 of 100 copies, signed by both the illustrator and the author.___CONDITION: Near fine overall with clean binding, the leather spine is smooth and supple, a strong text block with solid hinges, and the interior is clean and bright. The only prior owner marking is an unobtrusive blind-stamp on the front free endpaper; some minor edgewear, particularly to the upper left corner, else fine.___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details.___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.
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