Sunderland: Ceolfrith Press, 1971. 50 signed and numbered examples, of which this is no. 47, out of a total edition of 600. Saddle-stapled folio printed in blue ink on front and back cover, with black tissue endpapers, and pages printed in blue, green, brown, and black ink on gray paper throughout. 16 pp. + endpapers. To which is added fifteen prints in various sizes and colors, one booklet, and one 7" Flexi-disc housed inside rear cover pocket. Signed and numbered in dark blue ink on inside front cover by the artist.
A catalogue in the form of an artists’ book documenting Furnival’s work between 1959–1971. A generous, enveloping, and comprehensive survey of the British artist, with several loose plates of concrete and visual poetry – all of which are present – including a contribution by Ian Hamilton Finlay from Wild Hawthorn Press. Also includes an introduction by Jonathan Williams, a bibliography by Thomas A. Clark., and photographs from various projects throughout Furnival’s career.
Folio very good with bumps to corners, a few handling creases, and a small stain to upper front cover. Contents all present and near fine, with age toning to three of the prints, trace amounts of rubbing, bumps to corners, and added edge wear to one of the prints on account of it being somewhat larger. Item #470