Tenebrismo: Ten Poems
Willis, Kera. Tenebrismo: Ten Poems. Letterpress limited edition of 75, numbered and signed by the author, printer and calligrapher. Deluxe edition number 1 to 15, regular edition numbered 16-75. Printed spring 2007. Released in July of 2007. Not paginated. 36 pages (including double gatefold spread as four pages). Printed with hand set cold type in Italian Oldstyle, excepting the title page and cover motif printed from a copper plate rendered digitally using Brioso Pro and Centaur. Illustrated with seven linoleum block illustrations cut by the printer, based on drawings and photographs by the author. Decorated with calligraphy and decorative marks in opalescent white ink by Holly Dean. Printed on Williamsburg Offset 75 lb paper, with colour laser printed vintage map of Europe for endpages. Regular edition side stitched into black Mayfair cover stock paper, cover motif printed in black ink with three sinuous lines hand cut through to expose colour end pages beneath. Deluxe edition hard bound in black pigskin with title motif blind embossed on cover. Black paper end pages with cut outs of three sinuous lines on front end page, showing through to a portion of colour laser printed map of Europe tipped in on the bastard title page. Dimensions: 11 inches tall x 6.5 inches wide. ISBN 978-0-9739705-1-7. There was no separate ISBN designation for the deluxe edition.