Poestenkill, NY: Kaldewey Press, 1996. Kaldewey, Gunnar. Folio. (20)ff. One of forty-five copies, inscribed by the author/artist/printer, Gunnar Kaldewey. Illustrated with stunning prints across each page spread showing stars, galaxies, solar systems, the explosions that create new stars, and other space phenomena. The illustrations are metalcuts based on photo collages derived from images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. The images are printed in all of the colors of the spectrum: Kaldewey explains that since "All of our knowledge of the universe comes to earth in the form of radiation with various wavelengths," we perceive the universe through the colors of the light spectrum. The text is printed below the illustrations. The prints are followed by pages scattered with the names of stars, which are arranged according to their position in the Northern sky, printed in coordinating colors. In white paper wrappers printed with the title on the front, housed in a gray paper-covered chemise and slipcase. Extremely fine. Item #31760
(Von Lucius, pp. 92-95).