Poems by Li T'ai Po. From the Cathay Translations of Ezra Pound. Jane Goldman.
Poems by Li T'ai Po. From the Cathay Translations of Ezra Pound.
Poems by Li T'ai Po. From the Cathay Translations of Ezra Pound.
Poems by Li T'ai Po. From the Cathay Translations of Ezra Pound.

Poems by Li T'ai Po. From the Cathay Translations of Ezra Pound.

NY: Dieu Donne Press, 1981. Goldman, Jane. Folio. (15) ff. One of twenty-five copies. Signed by the artist. A selection of poems by the great Tang Dynasty poet Li Po, beautifully illustrated with two black and white and two color etchings by Jane Goldman, each with a floral theme. The translations are from Ezra Pound's Cathay Translations, well-known for their influence on Imagist and Modernist poetry in the West. The book is bound with Sekishu paper in the Japanese style and tipped into a tan, silk-covered box designed by Carol Joyce, with paper labels to the front cover and spine. The Dieu Donne Press was founded in Wisconsin by Susan Gosin, who had studied with Walter Hamady of the Perishable Press. Gosin moved the Press to New York in the mid-1970s, where she focused primarily on using and creating beautiful handmade papers, though she also produced a number of books. The paper for this volume is white handmade rag, which serves as a perfect canvas for the text, in black, and for Jane Goldman's etchings—a black and white illustration of irises in the moonlight is particularly stunning. All in all, a masterful orchestration of page, poem, and image from a Press known for its elegant productions. Fine. Item #28265

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