ANANSI COMPANY A COLLECTION OF THIRTEEN HAND- MADE WIRE AND CARD ROD-PUPPETS ANIMATED IN COLOUR AND VERSE ....

[London]: Circle Press, 1992. Folio (45 x 34 cm). Loose 8pp section, thirteen 4pp French-fold sections, and one 4pp section of printed text and screenprinted color illustrations, laid into stiff printed wraparound. The whole laid into large screenprinted cloth clamshell box. Trace of rubbing to lower fore-tips of box, otherwise an excellent, fine copy. Item #WRCLIT75803

First (and sole) edition of one of the most ambitious undertakings by the press, comprised of thirteen removable screenprinted card and wire puppets, with accompanying text and color illustrations. One of an edition of 120 numbered copies and ten hors commerce, signed by King and Fisher. The text consists of contemporary renderings of the traditional Caribbean tales of Anansi the Spider-man and his animal cohorts, derived from Walter Jekyll's 1907 collection, JAMAICAN SONG AND STORY. The images are executed via screenprint and photo collage, and reportedly involved over 500 production handworkings. Current publisher's price: £3600. An invitation to a private publication view is laid in [4]pp, French fold).

Price: $3,500.00