Lot 78: (PERISHABLE PRESS.) Wakoski, Diane. The Wandering Tattler.
December 1, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (PERISHABLE PRESS.) Wakoski, Diane. The Wandering Tattler. Fanciful illustrations of birds printed in variously colored inks to match their feathers, by Ellen Lanyon. Tall 4to, publisher''s gilt-lettered 1/4 teal morocco over black boards, spine lightly but evenly toned; cloth slipcase, some scuffing to edges. copy 124 of 130 copies signed by wakoski and with a fantastical colophon that tells, among other trivia, how the Press could only make fifty sheets of paper a day, that they used 1,400 for the entire edition, and that a purple finch spontaneously posed next to the ink slab. Driftless, WI (Mt. Horeb): Perishable Press, 1974