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Richard W. Clement

The Phoenix
Richard W. Clement, Cathy Ledeker, Linda Samson-Talleur
Art Library Rare Books Collection PR 1490 .A3 2004

Edition of 50, Art Library has copy 29 ; signed by Cathy Ledeker and Linda Samson-Talleur. "Excerpts from the Codex Exoniensis (circa 1100, Anonymous, in Anglo-Saxon) and an English translation (1842, Benjamin Thorpe) with vignettes, calligraphy, and relief cuts. The calligraphed Anglo-Saxon excerpts appear on the inner 2.5 x 2" concertina that connects the larger panels on which the relief cuts appear. A non-traditional woven format unites the illustrations and text of the book. The structure enables the reader to handle the book in a traditional manner, paging double page spreads, or to remove the last tab from the spine and view the extended pages to reveal the image of a rising Phoenix on the recto and descending Phoenix on the verso."—Publisher's website, viewed 03/02/2009.

Front cover of The Phoenix The Phoenix opened to a random page