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artists' books; Hamady, Walter Samuel Haatoum (American book designer, typographer, and poet, born 1940)


[160] pages : illustrations (some color), portraits. Hamady, Walter. Interminable gabberjabb ; 8. The eighth book in Hamady's "series" known as Interminable gabberjabbs. Edition of 108 copies. Mounted, signed collage on page [24]. Includes handprinting, marbled endpapers, collage, rubber stamping, maps, envelopes, postage stamps, special papers and mounted elements. "Here is the fade-out volume of an unforseen series begun in 1976. It was printed on our single-owner, all-manual, Vandercook SP-15 in more than 285 press-runs utilizing a numerosity of colors, typefaces and papers--hand, mould and machine made. In addition to the usual lay-ons of languid letterpressing, there is an affluence of unorthodox applications. This volume has been collaged, perforated, notched, rubberstamped, drilled, ticket-punched, numbered, signed, grommeted, scribed, ear-tattooed, ponce-wheeled, time-clocked, dog-eared, embossed, shorthanded, corner-rounded, elliptically trimmed and three genuine stubs. In addition, there are 79 illustrations. Fully footnoted, this first and only edition has been kept to a tightly snaffled 108 uniquely variegated copies. Handsewn/boud in Chicago by Scott Kellar in Italian burnt Umbrian cloth over boards with a rondelle/cameo (of the printer) over the spine in a dark Delft blue."--Publisher's prospectus. Includes an original Perishable Press invoice, dated 1 July 2006. Typed in black with two characters in red to Elspeth Pope, Shelton WA 98584. Library has copy no. 35.

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Dane County, Wisconsin : Perishable Press Limited, 2005.


©Dane County, Wisconsin : Perishable Press Limited, 2005.

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collage (technique); rubber stamps; envelopes; postage stamps; illustration (process); paper


27 cm

Hunkering : the last gaebberjabb number eight and IX/XVIths or aleatory annexations or odd bondings or fortuitous encounters with incompatible realities or love, anguish, wonder ... / largely by Walter Samuel Haatoum Hamady ; augmented by Henrik Drescher, Patrick Flynn, David McLimans, Peter Sis, and William Stafford.



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