Saturnalia     ~    H.P. Lovecraft



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A poem by H.P. Lovecraft regarding a holiday for the Feast of Saturn in ancient Rome which traditionally begins around December 15th - Beautiful bit of verse suitable for the holidays or any time of year and a very nice example of Howard Phillip Lovecraft's early poetry. Handset in 14pt Freehand type with Menu Shaded on the title page and printed on Hahnemuhle Schiller paper from Germany. Original collagraph image and border design by Chad Pastotnik. Pamphlet stitched with 450gsm (heavy) Twinrocker Micah Rose covers, a heavy Arches Black spine, printed washi eastern pattern flyleaves and silver foil stamped title on the cover.

A collagraph is an intaglio process of making a image via additive and subtractive layers of material on a base plate. In this case the plate is book board with layers of other cardboard, chipboard and other papers cut to shape, glued onto or chiseled out of the plate. The end result is then run through the intaglio press under tremendous pressure. The paper has been dampened for a determined amount of time to relax the cotton fibers and help it conform under the pressure and the plate and paper are placed under heavy felt blankets prior to making the impression. This process is similar to the relief process of using a male/female die for embossing but predates it - is far more hands on and certainly a slower method of making prints.

6 pages, 4 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Signed by Chad Pastotnik

2nd Edition of 60 books. $30.00



 

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Shown below is a detail of the collagraph illustration and border in the center spread of the booklet.

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