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Water voyages, 1[-17]. Compiled by Joan and John Digby

by Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Digby, John, b. 1938

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Oyster Bay (New York): Feral Books, 2001   ¶ ONLY EDITION of a charming anthology gathered together as a medium for "The remarkable collage images of John Digby[, which] are rich in associations that demonstrate man's ancient links with the sea. Using archival and library sources, he has found and utilized colorful antique illustrations from nineteenth century and earlier publications that show humans of diverse cultures in their many ocean-going pursuits. As a basis, he uses outlines of fish that contain within them and sprouting from them miniature ships, sloops, smaller craft, and shipwrecks." (Dudley, page [278].) The text consists of 101 poems and prose extracts arrayed in seventeen "keepsakes" or fascicles (parts) each illustrated by two or more "collages" or vignettes by Digby, together with three additional fascicles, viz: [18] Water voyages: A note on the keepsakes [by] Joan Digby, [19] The maritime collages of John Digby [by] William Dudley, and [20] Index. The Rimbaud fascicle is no. 17, "Improvisations on Arthur Rimbaud's Drunken boat" by John Digby (1995, 2002), with six illustrations or vignettes. The other authors include Homer, Aesop, Virgil, Dante, Campion, Shakespeare, Herrick, Fane, Milton, Marvell, Cowper, Crabbe, Wordsworth, Peacock, Shelley, Keats, Heine, Beddoes, Thoreau, Melville, Whitman, Rossetti, Mallarmé, Corbière, Lazarus, Masefield, and Spender.   ¶ A fugitive publication, already VERY SCARCE.   ||| Collation: 20 parts (216 x 140 mm): Together 146 leaves, paginated [1-292] (ie, not paginated).  Illustration: Seventy-five text-illustrations or vignettes after John Digby.  Binding: Self-wrappers.  Condition: As new.  References: (Not in OCLC.)   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below. .
  • Bookseller: Jay Dillon Rare Books + Manuscripts US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 000328
  • Title: Water voyages, 1[-17]. Compiled by Joan and John Digby
  • Author: Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Digby, John, b. 1938
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Feral Books
  • Place: Oyster Bay (New York)
  • Date published: 2001
  • Keywords: Rimbaud Jean Nicolas Arthur 1854-1891 Digby John 1938 Water voyages Joan Oyster Bay New York NY Feral Books 2001 02 2002 poetry poem poems poet poets sea seas ship ships seafaring seafarer seafarer maritime nautical sail sailing navigation voyage voyages
  • Bookseller catalogs: ABE current; ¶ current; Art; American Literature; French Literature; Rimbaud; English Literature;


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