SCHANILEC, Gaylord. ~ Report from Pool Four.
One of 200 copies, signed by the author. Two colour wood engravings by Schanilec. Set in Bembo type and printed on Zerkall paper. Pp.24. Oblong 8vo. [20x 15 cms], original sewn plain paper wrappers with strong walnut red hand made cover by Amanda Degener and Briget O’Malley of Cave paper with moon design in gilt on upper cover, in the original slipcase with printed paper spine label and another printed spine label tipped in at the rear of the book bearing the name of the author as ‘GAYLOR SHAMWAY’.
Schanilec’s poetry examining the question ‘Why do fish jump?’. He writes: It is possible for the rumination of a mid-life poet/printer to continue through the printing process, as evidenced by the inclusion of a second printing of one of the poems, with the title ERRATUM printed in blue on the second, slightly revised version of the poem. The color brown, printed next to the the deep, walnut red paper of the Cave women, enables the engraving of a gizzard shad to truly leap from the blue sea across the opening spread of the book. This amazing feat was made possible with the color advice of a man’s daughter.