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CR. [388 – 414] Three Poems

Three Poems

 1988

CR. [388 – 414] Three Poems

Paper

Arches Paper with various Japanese handmade papers

Signature

Signed "RM" in pencil on lithograph pages (see individual entries)

Inscriptions

Numbered in pencil on lithograph pages (see individual entries); each page stamped with copyright information on reverse (see individual entries)

Edition

20

Proofs

1 archive proof
4 AP, numbered 1/4-4/4
1 BAT
3 HC
1 position proof
3 PP, numbered 1/3-3/3
2 TP

Printer

Bruce Porter, assisted by David Lantow and William Olsen, Trestle Editions Limited, NY

Collaborators

Portfolio design and editing by Benjamin Shiff; printed Japanese papers attached to the base sheets with chine appliqué on intaglio presses by Renaissance Press, Hinsdale, New Hampshire, and Wingate Studios, Hinsdale

Author

Octavio Paz
translation by Eliot Weinberger

Format

Portfolio (with text)

Portfolio Size

23 1/4 x 38 1/8 x 1 7/8 in. (59.1 x 96.8 x 4.8 cm)

Images

27 original lithographs on various handmade Japanese papers attached with chine appliqué to Arches paper, each 21 1/2 x 36 1/4 in. (54.6 x 92.1 cm). The images are paired with three poems by Octavio Paz in three segments, each preceded by the title of the poem. The poetry is presented in Spanish and English with the Spanish printed in red and the English printed in black. The three selections from Paz's work are from The
Collected Poems of Octavio Paz, 1957- 1987 edited and translated by Eliot Weinberger. They were written between 1969 and 1975. Their sequence in the portfolio is as follows "San Ildefonso Nocturne"; " Return, for Jose Alvarado"; and '' 'The Skin of the World, The Sound of the World: Robert Motherwell."

Housing

A portfolio of 39 sheets, loose as issued in a two-part box covered in natural linen fabricated by Portfoliobox, Providence, Rhode Island. The box is lined with white Arches paper. The bottom half of the box has a flap that opens and allows the sheets to be removed. Titling on the cover of the box is stamped in black “Robert Motherwell • Octavio Paz Suite."

Typeface

Bauer Bodoni Bold and Bauer Bodoni Bold Italic; cast by Fundación Tipográfica, Barcelona, Spain. Typesetting by Stamperia Valdonega, Verona, Italy. Letterpress printed at Wild Carrot Letterpress, Hadley, Massachusetts.

Collation

1 sheet with title text TRES POEMAS I OCTAVIO PAZ I THE LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB
and THREE POEMS I OCTAVIO PAZ /THE LIMITED EDIT IONS C LUB, recto
1 sheet of text recto
1 sheet of text recto
4 sheets of text recto
1 sheet with l ithograph (Nocturne I) and text recto
1 sheet with lithograph (Nocturne I I) and text recto
1 sheet with l ithograph (Nocturne I I I) and text recto
1 sheet with l ithograph (Nocturne IV) and text recto
1 sheet with l ithograph (Nocturne V) and text recto
1 page with l ithograph (Nocturne VI) and text recto
1 page with lithograph (Nocturne VII) and text recto
1 page with lithograph (Nocturne VIII) and text recto
3 sheets of text recto
1 sheet with l it hograph (Untitled) and text recto
1 sheet with l ithograph (Return) and text recto
1 sheet with lithograph (Mexico City Personages I) and text recto
1 sheet with l ithograph (Mexico City Personages II) and text recto
1 sheet with l ithograph (Burnt Water) and text recto
1 sheet with l ithograph (Mexico City Personages I I I) and text recto
1 sheet with l ithograph (Wind) and text recto
2 sheets of text recto
1 sheet with lithograph ( Blue Gesture) and text recto
1 sheet with lithograph ( Untitled) and text recto
1 sheet with l ithograph (Untitled) and text recto
1 sheet with l ithograph (Spanish Elegy) and text recto
1 sheet with l ithograph (A Throw of the Dice) and text recto
1 sheet with l ithograph (Red Samurai! and text recto
1 sheet with l ithograph (Je t'aime) and text recto
1 sheet with lithograph (Untitled) and text recto
1 sheet with lithograph (Block Sun) and text recto
1 sheet with lithograph (Untitled) and text recto
1 sheet with l ithograph (Mexican Elegy) and text recto
1 sheet with l ithograph (Red Wind) and colophon recto

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