Magnolia tree.

O'Brien, Brendan, 1959-, Fernbank Studio.

"The magnolia tree is glorious, there is no wind. Rita Angus to Doris Lusk, Spring 1969" -- P. [3].

Publisher and place of publication from colophon; publication date supplied.

Title-page printed in dark blue; text printed in blue; colophon printed in light blue.

One word printed per page, with collage image mounted above each word.

"Magnolia tree has been made at the rita angus cottage using collages of photographs from the cottage garden and hand-set type printed by brendan o'brien, december 2001. Thanks to the Thorndon Trust ... 33 copies" -- P. [13].

Binding: purple card, orange iridescent handmade paper wrapper (fore edge untrimmed) lettered in red and green. The title words form the trunk of a magnolia tree with black, blue, green, pink and white leaves. Hand-sewn with white thread; some edges untrimmed. Text printed and collages mounted on one long sheet, folded in concertina style, (18 x 75 cm. folded to 18 x 19 cm.).

Alexander Turnbull Library Rare Book copy (accession number 292979) exhibited: “The Book Beautiful”, National Library of New Zealand, 2 Mar - 22 May 2015. Upper cover. Clio 555529

Provenance: purchased by the Alexander Turnbull Library, 2001. Copy no. 7, initialled in pencil by the author. Acc. 292979.

Wellington [N.Z.] : Fernbank Studio, [2001]
[14] p. :col. ill. ;18 cm.
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