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PATER NOSTER
1988. 25 X 27cm (closed).

Edition of 5 similar but not identical copies.

The Latin text of the Lord's Prayer is blind-embossed from collagraph plates onto Fabriano Satinata previously coloured with inks and acrylics. The square pages increase in size forming a stairway when pulled out. The words are repeated on the edges of each step in letters rubbed from a lino block. The book is concertina-bound by NdA in boards covered with cotton fabric painted in acrylics with embellishments in felt and embroidery. A wrapper made of paper mounted on cotton and painted with acrylics with stitched edges holds the book and is tied with coloured cords. The whole is inserted in a muslin pouch through which the painted wrapper is visble.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS :
Houghton Library, Harvard.
Library of Congress, Wash. D.C.
Rijksmuseum Meermanno-Westreenianum, The Hague.

Some excellent photos and a full description of this book are on the website of rare book dealer Joshua Heller at this link.

Pater Noster, colour

Pater Noster wrapped

Outer (left)and inner (right) sides of the wrapper.

Pater Noster, inner wrapper

Pater Noster unfolded