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Sgantas, Judy
Art Library Rare Books Collection: N 7433.4 .S415 F68 2010 box 12.1

Edition limited to 25 copies, signed by the artist., Art Library has copy 8. I have always loved nursery rhymes and history being a renaissance artist. This tale is about Blackbeard the pirate around the late 1700's. I chose the structure to open as it does after the earlier pop-up board books. I have since decided to do another version as well being it is such a rich tale. I love the engineering and the artistic aspect of moveable books and since my work is usually so classical it allows me to loosen up a bit as well as use my love of math.--from 23 Sandy Gallery website, viewed May 1, 2023.

cover of four and twenty  inside of four and twenty
ABC of bugs and plants in a northern garden
Judy Sgantas, Claire Van Vliet, C Andrew Miller-Brown, Audrey Holden
Art Library Rare Books Collection N7433.4.S415 A3 2012 box 3.2

A double alphabet book, with one image in black and white and a facing second alphabet image, in color, revealed by opening an opposing folded leaf, with text positioned on a center panel between the complementary images.

"The ink, graphite and colored pencil drawings were digitally scanned from the originals … Andrew Miller-Brown … letterpress printed the text from polymer plates … The text was set … in … Utopia Display … and printed on mouldmade Arches 90lb Cover cotton paper. The covers are Barcham Green 140lb DeWing handmade watercolor paper and the binding strips are Barcham Green Blackfriars. The strip binding was designed for this edition by Claire Van Vliet and executed by Audrey Holden."—Colophon. Art Library has copy no. 61. Issued in a solander case.

Cover of ABC of bugs and plants in a northern garden The ABC of bugs and plants in a northern garden opened, revealing some text and two images.