Visual display of the The fox and the farmer : a modern and more or less (moral-less) fable by Thomas P. Pinkert; with woodcuts reproduced from a Spanish edition of Isop's fables dated 1780; with additional illumination or "gorp" by Rez' Lingen
The fox and the farmer : a modern and more or less (moral-less) fable by Thomas P. Pinkert; with woodcuts reproduced from a Spanish edition of Isop's fables dated 1780; with additional illumination or "gorp" by Rez' Lingen
COLOPHON: "While the Proprietor of the Salient Seedling Press was working for Jim Dast, Conservator at the Memorial Library, UW-Madison, she washed and rebound an 18th century version of Aesop's Fables. Being so taken with the book's numerous and lively woodcuts, she showed them to the local author Thos. P. Pinkert and asked if he'd like to write a modern fable to accompany a selection of the original cuts. Deciding that this project could withstand further embellishment, the printer asked Rez Lingen, wizard linocutter of Walum Olum fame, to create additional "gorp" further illuminating our author's sordid little tale. Rez responded by doing extensive gorp research; a selection of her more is more approach follows on the foldout beyond this page. The original woodcuts were redrawn with an opaque projector and reproduced as type high zinc engravings. The Salient Seedling printed the type while Rez printed the woodcuts in black and the gorp in tinted gold and silver inks. The proletarian version was editioned at 150 copies on Mohawk Superfine paper and sewn into paper wrappers while a Deluxe handcolored edition of 100 copes is available on handmade paper & cased in boards."
Library holds copy 54/150 of the "proletarian version" and copy 98/145 of the "deluxe version."
With slip laid in the deluxe edition stating, in addition to the copy number, that the deluxe edition comprises 145 copies and that none are hand-colored.
Ruth Lingen and Katherine Kuehn are each UW-Madison alumna.