By-and-by

7.5 x 5 inches; 34 pages; edition of 125 [2005]

“Every death is violent” begins this short story by Amy Bloom, who, as noted by Ursula K. Le Guin, “can handle unspeakable pain with the quiet authority of a Chekhov, but has an even rarer gift: she describes happiness so that we can share in it.” Artwork by sculptor and mixed media artist jordan tierney. Diverse image-making techniques include original rubbings & spray paint, photocopy onto acetate, and inserts of paper material inside a few of the text sheets that are semi-translucent and folded at the foredge. (Other text sheets are not translucent.) Japanese side-stitch binding with a wrap-around pyrographic cover, made of leather-like synthetic materials. Design and letterpress printing by Robin Price. Signed by Bloom, Tierney, and Price. $490

By and By first view

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text with hands

translucent page

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