A bestiary of the Lake Superior basin. Fred Brian.
A bestiary of the Lake Superior basin

Copy No. 1

A bestiary of the Lake Superior basin

n.p. Pilot Rock Press, 1988. Edition limited to 18 copies, this being copy no. 1; folio, 5 wood-engravings on Rives BFK gray, each signed and dated by the artist, and each with a descriptive leaf of "letterpress passages" in Garamond types (with titles in Spartan Heavy); contained in a letterpress portfolio printed in green and black, the whole in a gray cloth folding box; fine. Fred Brian was born in Normal, Illinois, in 1924 and raised in Bloomington, IL. For most of his life he has spent his summers in Gogebic County, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He taught at Illinois Wesleyan University from 1952 until his retirement in 1984. As early as 1947 he began studying printmaking, and in 1950 he enrolled at the Art Department, University of Iowa. This work is "a sequel to a 1977 piece. Like the earlier work, this 1988 version is a creative printing project of the Pilot Rock Press, with all of the design and production done by Fred Brian." Item #29644

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