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TENNESSEE - Three Plays by Tennessee Williams
David Bruce Smith, Washington, D. C. 2009 - Elephant-sized folio, printed on Fabriano Rusticus paper. Book Design and Art Binding by John Paul Greenwalt. Printed by Paoli Barbieri on a letterpress and hand set in Baskerville type in four colors. End papers in cream colored translucent paper. An unnumbered copy of a limitation of 1,500 printings. Printing/color separations performed individually on a World War ll-type roller press in Florence, Italy. 3 subjects, Maggie, Laura and Girl, full page illustrations bound within the book. Blanche, Maxine and Alma prints, unbound and signed by the artist, Clarice Smith. Nestled in the box interior in special slip pocket with a snap. Three volumes in a soft black matte finish clamshell box, crack to one corner, lined with charbon-colored suede; A limited edition, four-color letterpress three-volume collection that contains the first publication, and printing, of Tennessee Williams's recently discovered play, "These Are the Stairs You Got to Watch." It is accompanied by "The Glass Menagerie" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Also included within is original artwork by the world renowned artist, Clarice Smith, who was commissioned to create six, full page works of "Tennessee's Women." David Bruce Smith, publisher of the collection, has provided the commentary. Michael Kahn, Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Theatre and friend to Williams, authored the preface. "This book is a wonderful way of keeping alive the craft of composing a book as a piece of art," said James H. Billington, Librarian of Library of Congress [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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