SCHANILEC, Gaylord. MIDNIGHT PAPER SALES. ~ Lac Des Pleurs: Report from Lake Pepin.
No. 17 of 100 copies, signed by Gaylord Schanilec, being one of 12 copies in sheets with the text printed on Hahnemuhle Bugra paper. A remarkable large folding wood engraved map printed on Kraku Kozo handmade paper, 8 other large colour wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec of fish, pelicans and river scenes plus 31 electrotype prints of fish in the text. Title page typeface made from type by Russell Maret after the 1499 Aldus Manutius Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Folio, loose as issued awaiting binding. As new.
A real magnum opus and an astonishing tribute to Lake Pepin, the widening of the Mississippi between St.Paul, Minnesota and La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Schanilec printed the text of 12 copies on Hahnemuhle Bugra paper before moving to Barcham Greene Tovil handmade paper for the remainder of the print run.