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Northampton: Double Elephant Press, 2004. - 18 x 14. 24 leaves. A satiric "natural history." Ten plates (13 1/2 x 9 1/2) are etched with images of the beasts, their common names & binomial nomenclature. The etchings are hand colored by Kuch, in the tradition of natural history books. A description of each creature is printed in shaped typography on translucent paper through which the creature is glimpsed. Bound in blue boards with a red spine, the book is housed in a red cloth tray case which resembles a specimen box. Through its glass window one sees the specimen--a collage of the American Imperial Moth (pulp painted by Kuch)-- and its printed label pinned to the binding. "Satire is the last refuge of a patriot." Some other common monsters in this surprisingly beautiful and moving book are the Autocrassus Adnauseum (Goitalone) and the Nexus Ignorantia (Giant Blind-Spotted Broadcast Spider). Number 19 of 25 bound copies and 15 unbound sets of sheets. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA]
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