A Travers Le Troposcope [Through the Troposcope]. Peter Kendal Bushe, Joel Moulin, Martin Butlin.

A Travers Le Troposcope [Through the Troposcope].

1966. London and Paris: The Trianon Press, 1966.

Folio, 13.25 x 10.25 inches. 44 leaves in a vellum covered folder, loosely inserted into a blue morocco binding with marbled endpapers, and gilt stamped spine. An additional set of 9 collotype proofs, 18 progressive color state plates, and an original guide-sheet and stencil are included in a blue cloth portfolio with ties. The set comes in a box with marbled papers, and a blue-green morocco spine with gilt stamping; in fine condition as issued.

§ No. IV of X copies, reproducing 12 watercolors by Peter Kendal Bushe (1929-1960) depicting geometrically abstract views through a troposcope, a kaleidoscope-like instrument. An edition of 90 was also produced that only includes the plates presented in a slipcase, without any of the additional material included in this copy. A rare and lovely example of pochoir printing at its finest by what is surely the most under-appreciated press of the 20th century. See the UC Santa Cruz digital exhibit, "Songs of Labor and Transcendence: The Trianon Press Archive" (www.exhibits.library.ucsc.edu). Item #109222

Price: $1,750.00