Kuthans Menagerie Completed.
Vancouver: Heavenly Monkey, 2003. [Edition started by Nevermore Press in 1960]. Folio (9.75 x 13 inches), 26 pp., in leaves, printed on one side only and folded. New content has been printed in Perpetua with a Washington handpress on blank and waste paper found with the unbound copies. Original sheets are wrapped in the yellow Japanese paper that was used for endpapers in the original 1960 edition. In red fabric clamshell box made by Simone Mynen. Number 21 of an edition of 50. Kuthans Menagerie of Interesting Zoo Animals was published in 1960 from the private press of Robert and Felicity Reid, but only 60 copies of the intended edition of 130 were ever bound. Heavenly Monkey completed the edition with this run of the 50 remaining copies of the book that had lain untouched in Fritz Brunns bindery for over 40 years. Introduction and descriptive text for each colourful linocut also by Kuthan in this unusual and charming bestiary.
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