The Sole UK printing published by The Rocket Press, Blewbury, Oxfordshire in 1991 (nd). One of only 40 copies issued. This copy not numbered but an artist’s proof set, marked ‘AP’ and signed by the artist to the limitation page. 23 x 16cm. 24 loose wood engravings by O’Connor printed from the original blocks by Jonathan Stephenson at The Rocket Press, on hand made Zerkel paper, in blue, brick red , brown and green. Each engraving is either signed or initialled by John O’Connor in pencil below the image. The title and colophon page, and 24 loose sheets are housed in a green paper chemise within a beige buckram covered portfolio folder with a printed wood engraving mounted to the front cover. The portfolio is in near Fine condition with just a hint of spotting to the top of the front panel. The 24 engravings are all in Fine condition. The engravings were originally commissioned by Hal Cheetham for his privately printed volume ‘La Vida Breve’, which was issued in 1991. A very handsome production.
Author John O'Connor
Date 1991 (n.d.)
Binding Loose engravings within chemise /portfolio
Publisher The Rocket Press, Blewbury, Oxfordshire
Illustrator O'Connor, John