Diary of a Madman by Nikolai Gogol
49 p.; clamshell case: 27.6 x 18.5 x 3.7 cm; book: 25.6 x 17 cm
Edition of 50; signed and numbered by the artist. Bound in tan linen boards fastened to the signatures with jute fibers whose ends come through the front and back in short tufts. The title was hand-lettered on the spine of the accompanying clamshell box. Leaves are grey, and present text, translated from Russian by Constance Garnett, accompanied by hand-lettered headings and illustrations throughout. "Drypoint plates by Mikhail Magaril were printed by Kathy Caraccio and Sana Fadel at Kathy Caraccio Studio. Each copy was handlettered and bound by the artist. Typography was planned by Misha Beletsky. The type was set in Monotype Van Dijick by Michael and Winifred Bixler and printed by Emily Artinian of Peter Kruty Editions on Rives BFK paper. Of the edition of one hundred copies, fifty are reserved for members and associates of The Center Books Arts in New York City..."--Colophon.