Vashon Island: Donald Glaister, Fool's Gold Studio, 2007. One of 60 variants. 15 14" x 9 1/4," p. Signed and numbered by Glaister at the colophon. Quarter Nigerian goatskin, wood veneer and cloth over boards housed in gray cloth, drop spine box with printed spine label. Printed prospectus, pp in gray paper wraps and manuscript note from Glaister to the former owner discussing the shipping of the book laid in. Fine condition.
Remarkable edition from one of the premier binders and artists in the trade, Donald Glaister. The book attempts to highlight the contradiction between the serenity and grace of a handmade wooden sailboat and its brutally sound structure of necessity. Two parts of an original poem on dimensional Zerkall Frankfurt were printed letterpress by Jessica Spring at Springtide Press in Tacoma. These are interspersed between painted pages of stiffened fabric on which constructions of cloth, wood veneer, brass, cork, and linen thread, all materials which are used in sailing, are mounted.
Each copy of this uniquely designed book is an original variant and a true feast for the senses. Item #5084