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The Gardens of Delight. Bouquets of Flora and Botanical Poetry
Bay Park Press / False Bay Editions San Diego: Bay Park Press / False Bay Editions, 2009. Number 12 of 20 copies. An exquisite production from Sibyl Rubottom and Jim Machacek.It was inspired Sibyl Rubottom's interest in all things botanical and Jim Machacek's family heritage. The result is what they hoped for - "a riotous colorscape for your senses - with the rich and luminous colors used and the beautiful illustrations. It includes 14 unbound folded folio sized leaves which are housed in a folding case. Twelve of the leaves are dedicated to different types of gardens, each in a different color, with designs and poetry to reflect that garden. The gardens are: Japanese, butterfly, desert, night, orchid, primordial, mystical, rose, water, eros, secret,and herb. . Each features a poem or prose by such writers as John Milton, Rumi, Homer, Lord Byron, Robert Frost, Oscar Wilde, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.The two other folded leaves are for the title and for the colophon. Printed on Fabriano Rosapina Blanco paper in Venus, Edwardian Script, and Palatino typefaces using letterpress, monoprint, and intaglio techniques. Housed in a custom box in green/brown cloth lined in beautiful handmade paper. The covers open from the middle with a title label on one side and a small metal rectangle with peg closure on the other. In fine condition. Unpaginated. [56 pages.] ARTISTSBOOKS/081612. Fine.
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