In the San Joaquin Valley (2008) 2 15/16 by 1 5/8 inches. The text is a quote by John Muir, written in 1868, about his walk across the then wildly verdant San Joaquin Valley. There are 12 accordion pages, letterpress printed using handset metal "Canterbury" type. There is a line drawing illustration, by Donna Thomas, of the landscape Muir described. It is woven through the text, and runs along the bottom of the accordion pages. The illustration is printed with a rainbow roll, and the color gradates from red/brown in the mountains to brown/green at the ground. The paper was handmade by Peter from cotton rag, with sprays of flowery pulp painted colors splashed across the sheet. The book is bound with flowery cloth covered boards with is a paper label on the front. The book was secretly made for Donna’s 51st birthday and so there are 51 copies. $75.
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