Todesfuge, by Paul Celan.
Poestenkill, NY: Edition Kaldewey, 1984. Kaldewey, Gunnar. Quarto. (54)pp. One of 50 regular copies. Signed by the artist, Mischa Kuball. Verses of Paul Celan's poem, printed on translucent vellum, alternate with white Fabriano paper on which Kuball has executed sharp cuts, which themselves evoke violence, fragmentation, and, aptly for Celan's titular fugue, death. Some sheets, whether vellum or Fabriano, remain immaculate. Todesfugue is one of the few projects by Kaldewey not printed in Helvetica, but in Gill Sans. Bound in black paper over boards, with yellow label to upper cover. Fine, housed in slipcase. Item #31566
(von Lucius, pp. 160-163).