A Box of Landscapes - Thomas A Clark & Laurie Clark
Moschatel Press, 2016. No Binding. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 2nd Edition. CLARK (Thomas A.) (Text), CLARK (Laurie) (Drawings). A Box of Landscapes. Second collected edition. 315 x 220 x 40mm., 42 small cards, multiples and books, mostly handprinted and handbound, with all but one in first edition, in a black cardboard portfolio with a printed title label. From an edition of 10 only, with a loose printed colophon signed by artist and poet. Full list available on request. Items include: [i] After Pissaro. [ii] An Lochan Uaine. [iii] bird song, in small things, a flower can break a rock, to practice a melody. [iv] In Praise of Walking. [v] The Weight of a Stone. Pittenweem, Moschatel Press, 2016. New container with fine contents. Rare, we could find only 1 earlier collection including different items listed on WorldCat. Forty-two publications, with some early editions, representing over 40 years of publishing by Thomas A Clark and Laurie Clark from Moschatel Press and others, documenting a period where they were at their most prolific. These small printed items may be arranged to evoke the details and atmosphere of a landscape. As Thomas A Clark puts it: ‘Poetry is an art of condensation, folding whole landscapes and discourses into a verse or a line, to be unfolded later by the reader. Designed for a jacket pocket, or for a table or mantelpiece, rather than the bookshelf, often holding only a phrase or an image, you can open the box and unfold a range of landscapes, trees, hills, orchards, rivers’. Signed by Author(s).