TUTTLE, Richard. Early Auden. By W.H. Auden. Illustrated title-page and 10 accordion-folded panels of translucent paper wrapped around white bristol paper containing colour aquatints by Richard Tuttle. Folio, 350 x 215 mm, bound in smooth white vellum-covered boards, tan reversed calf spine in paper slipcase. San Francisco: Hine Editions, 1991.
A mint copy of what is possibly Tuttle's most beautiful book, which perhaps explains why it was chosen to be the cover illustration for the American Livre de Peintre exhibition at the Grolier Club. The Auden poems are set in panels which float on the aquatints. The book functions normally or can be opened up like a screen. One of an edition of 80 copies, signed by Richard Tuttle.
The American Livre de Peintre 52. Richard Tuttle, Field of Stars, p. 134.
Item nr. 159072