Book Condition: Fine+
Edition: Limited Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: Vancouver: Heavenly Monkey, 2009.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Harold Budd
Five etchings on copper plates etched at New Leaf editions, inked by hand, ensuring all of the lines etched into the plate are fully covered. The plates were then placed on the bed of an etching press, a sheet of paper that has been soaked in water is laid over it, and they are run through the press, which forces the softened paper fibers down into the inked lines of the plate.
The text pages were set by hand in Perpetua and printed on dampened Penshurst with a Washington handpress at Heavenly Monkey. The prints were editioned, titled and signed by Harold, who also signed the descriptive colophon included with the suites of which this is number three.
The suite of prints is held in a printed Rives paper chemise, slipped into a black cloth-covered slipcase. A title label, printed on gampi proofs of the "Orlando" etching, is laid on to the front board.
Harold Budd's debut work in fine printmaking, a series of five etchings continuing his exploration of the potential for improvisation and discovery in his distinctive "arabesque" drawings, each of the etchings is named for a Renaissance composer, and printed in an edition of 15.