KAT RAN PRESS. EICHNER, Sara. ALVAREZ, Julia. ~ Seven Trees.
No. 4 of only 50 signed copies. 7 original lithographs by Sara Eichner printed on handmade Japanese paper, poems by Julia Alvarez. Printed on Velke Losiny paper, set in a Monotype cutting by the Bixlers of Eric Gill’s Perpetua. Pp. . Folio [31 x 43 cms], bound at the Thistle Bindery in walnut brown handmade flax paper, gilt design on upper cover, housed in original green cloth clamshell box with flax paper spine label and inlaid board label on upper cover, both lettered in gilt. A fine copy, box faded at extremities.
With two copies of the prospectus laid in plus a tls from Michael Russem to Auchincloss with two pieces of ‘Seven Trees’ ephemera in the original envelope.
The second publication by Kat Ran presents Julia Alvarez’s seven autobiographical poems, in which trees, both literally and allegorically, represent different stages of life and development. Exquisite lithographs by Sara Eichner accompany every poem. Each one is meticulously drawn with tusche washes, capturing both the intimate structures and inner forms of trees.