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Timber trees, Botany, Forests, Farmland, Wisconsin, Printmaking, Neighbors, Anecdotes, artists' books


case bound with fold-out pages, bound in oak cover boards with leather spine and foil stamped spine label; cover; interior pages and spreads. Fifty specimens of timber trees on the farm property of Gaylord Shanilec are printed in full color woodcuts. Anecdotes about the making of the book, the trees, and the neighbors give personality to each tree sample. Ben Verhoeven is RISD alumnus.

RISD Fleet Library Catalog Record


[Stockholm, Wis.]:Midnight Paper Sales


©Gaylord Schanilec; Ben Verhoeven, [Stockholm, Wis.]:Midnight Paper Sales

Materials / Techniques

letterpress; woodcut (reductive method); paper; thread; wood; leather; board; cloth


31 cm

Sylvæ: fifty specimens printed directly from the wood with historical anecdotes & observations



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