Crickets – Limited Edition Artist Book

$3,500.00

CRICKETS is a limited edition handmade artist book featuring poems by Leonard Seastone  and Collodion Wet-Plate photograms of crickets and ferns by Bill Westheimer and presented as salted paper prints made directly on the pages of the book with letterpress type.

for more detailed information see below.

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Description

CRICKETS is a collaboration with poet and book maker Leonard Seastone and is published by Tideline Press in an edition of 10.

Featuring poems by Leonard Seastone about how we hear crickets but rarely see them and Collodion Wet-Plate photograms of crickets and ferns by Bill Westheimer and presented as salted paper prints made directly on the pages of the book with letterpress type.

The 7.75″ x 5.25″ x 1.25″ hand-made book features a leather cover incorporating a half-plate collodion wet-plate ambrotype. The 24 page interior is letter press printing on waxed salted-paper prints on Fabriano Artistico paper with 14 images by Bill Westheimer and poems by Leonard Seastone. The price for books #1, #2, #3 was $2500 #4-#10 are $3500.  Price includes a clamshell box.

Because of the handmade nature of the ambrotype and salted paper prints each book is unique.

As of January 1, 2020 nine books have been placed.

A signed and sealed Certificate of Authenticity is included.

To acquire this book go to the acquisition page or contact the artist.

A PDF prospectus is available for download.

Crickets is in these collections:
Yale University – Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library 
Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library 
Morristown and Morris Township Library
Private Collections

 

CRICKETS
Signed on the colophon by Leonard Seastone and Bill Westheimer
Photograms and ambrotype by Bill Westheimer
Salted Paper Prints by Bill Westheimer and Leonard Seastone
Poetry, typesetting, letterpress printing and binding by Leonard Seastone – Tideline Press
5 1/4″ x 7 3/4″ x 1 1/4″ plus clamshell box 6″ x 8 3/4″ x 1 1/2″
24 Pages
15 monochrome plates – salted paper prints
4.25″ x 3 3/4″ glass plate ambrotype mounted in the cover
Edition of 10 plus 2 artist proofs.
(Colophon indicates edition of 12 plus 2 artist proofs but only 10 books plus 2 artist proofs exist due to damage to sheets in the letterpress.)
Because of the handmade nature of the ambrotype and salted paper prints each book is unique.
Salted Paper Prints on Fabriano Artistic Paper with letter press printing.
Leather binding and fixed accordion fold pages by Leonard Seastone – Tideline Press

Additional information

Weight 20 oz
Dimensions 7.75 × 5.25 × 1.25 in