Current Location:
Cabinet 2 (FF2) -> Drawer M (FF2)
Location Notes:
IDC; Flat File; Cabinet 2; Drawer M

Darwin's Beastiary

Rudy Pozzatti
GVSU Collection
Woodcuts, Relief Etching, and Aluminum-Plate and Stone Lithographs on Kitikata paper mounted on BFK Rives
The work includes a Half title with artist signatures, Title page, Prologue, The Worm, The Gossamer, Mr. Extinction, Meet Ms. Survival, The Skeletons, of Dreams, Nostalgie de la Boue (text), Nostalgie de la Boue (image), Reading our Times, How my Light is Spent, and Colophon with edition number. Echo Press. #100/191
Historical Context:
Darwin's Bestiary was published in 1986 and printed in Bloomington, Indiana, by Echo Press & The Private Press of Frederic Brewer. The collection consists of 12 loose leaf folios, including five woodcuts, one relief etching and 11 aluminum-plate and stone lithographs on pale green Kitikata paper. Most images printed in toned ink. Text and images printed on handmade Kitikata mounted on BFK Rives. The poems were handset in Victor Hammer's American Uncial and handprinted by Fredric Brewer who also printed the woodcuts. The lithographs were drawn on stone and printed by David Keister, master printer, and David Calkins, assistant printer. The main title was drawn by Darlene, calligrapher. James Canary designed and hand-constructed the textured cream cloth dropback boxes at his Cold Mountain Bookbindery; paper title label on spine and illustration on front. The feeling of limitation given by the closed spine is offset by opening the back of the book, thus allowing a series of shaped pages. Of 191 copies printed, 174 are numbered with Arabic numerals and 16 copies with Roman numerals.