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artists' books; poetry; moons; toy books; movable books; letterpress printing


1 volvelle : color illustrations ; 19 x 19 cm + 1 card (2 unnumbered pages Edition limited to 50 numbered copies, signed. Artists' book in the form of a volvelle, a chart made of concentric paper wheels. "To see the current lunar phase, begin by rotating the sun disc until the pointer rests on the desired date. Count the number of days since the last new moon or use an almanac to determine the day of the lunar cycle and move the moon disc to that number. As the moon reveals its ever-changing shape, so too does the poem that radiates from the volvelle's heart. Fear not. During the full moon, my father's mother will watch over you"--Added explanatory card. "Poetry, typesetting, and design by Monica Ong. Printing, gold foil stamping, die cutting, and assembly by Boxcar Press in Syracuse, NY. Months set in Adorn Engraved, headings and dates set in Adorn Serif © Laura Worthington."--Colophon. Issued in a silver paper envelope. Interactive book. Library has copy no. 15. Jan Baker Artists' Books Fund. RISD Alumna, MFA D+M, 2006. Fleet Library at RISD Alumni Collection.

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Trumbull, Connecticut : Proxima Vera, [2021] Syracuse, NY : Boxcar Press 2021


©Trumbull, Connecticut : Proxima Vera, [2021] Syracuse, NY : Boxcar Press ©2021

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volvelles; poetry; envelopes


19 x 19 cm + 1 card (2 unnumbered pages ; 17 x 17 cm)

Lunar Volvelle



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