Nine Silences (Deluxe Limited Edition). Doireann Ni Ghriofa, Alice Maher, Poetry, Art.
Nine Silences (Deluxe Limited Edition)
Nine Silences (Deluxe Limited Edition)
Nine Silences (Deluxe Limited Edition)
Nine Silences (Deluxe Limited Edition)
Nine Silences (Deluxe Limited Edition)

Nine Silences (Deluxe Limited Edition)

Dublin, Ireland: The Salvage Press, 2018. Deluxe Signed Limited Edition. Half Leather.

Letter H of a deluxe limited edition set of 26 copies lettered A-Z, half-bound in salmon leather and marbled paper and presented, accompanied by a folded print of the complete woodcut in an orange cloth covered portfolio, all housed in an orange clamshell (solander) box. Three copies of the printer’s prospectus and a note to the subscriber signed by printer Jamie Murphy laid in. An additional 54 cloth-bound copies were printed without an accompanying signed woodcut and were issued in a perspex slipcase.

Designed, typeset and letterpress printed by Jamie Murphy at the Distillers Press in Dublin, using Meridien type designed by Adrian Fritiger in 1954. Alice Maher’s fragmented woodcut has been printed from scorched and brushed ash. The Hodgkinson handmade paper was produced for Stanbrook Abbey Press in 1974 and kept dry until now by John Purcell in London. The marbled paper design has been prepared by Jemma Lewis using Irish Carrageen Moss. The bindings were executed at the Duffy workshop in Dublin.

A series of poems by Doireann Ni Ghriofa in response to art by Alice Maher. Nine Silences is a consideration of the embodiment of female silence, mermaids, and the monstrousness of the feminine, deepening into an exploration of the otherness of female desire and domesticity.

Item #900948

Two volumes housed in a 9-1/4 x 13-1/4 x 1-5/8” orange cloth-bound clamshell box.  8-1/2 x 12-1/2”, one-half salmon leather, marbled paper over boards, unpaginated, accompanied by a separate orange cloth-bound portfolio containing a 21-1/8 x 30” woodcut signed by the artist, 3 copies of printer’s prospectus and letter laid in.

As new copy of a stunning production.

Price: $1,850.00