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Pilgrimage to Dias Cross
A Narrative Poem by Guy Butler

Artwork date(s): 1987

Guy Butler  - (poems by)
Cecil Skotnes  - (illustrated by)
Peter Carstens  - (bookbinding by)


Measurements: 273mm
Inscription: Signed by the author and artist.
Edition: #13/20 as such

Type: South African Artists Book

Place publication: Cape Town, RSA
Publisher: Cecil Skotnes & Clarke's Bookshop
Pages: 31pp

Reference noteColophon: 'This private edition of the poem PILGRIMAGE TO DIAS CROSS by Guy Butler has twelve original woodcuts in colour and five [actually nine] original wood-engravings by Cecil Skotnes. Each copy is signed by the poet and each print is signed and numbered by the artist. The edition consists of 20 bound copies numbered 1 to 20, 5 bound artist's proofs numbered I to V; 25 loose-leaved copies in a wooden box numbered 26 to 46; 3 copies for exhibition purposes. A woodcuts and engravings were printed from the original wood blocks on Zerkell Buetten paper by Joseph Richars assisted by the artist on a Heidelberg platen at the Citadel Press, Cape Town, South Africa in June 1987. The text is printed in 14 on 16 point Baskerville. The books were quarter-bound in Oasis goatskin by Peter Carstens of Johannesburg.'

Woodcuts numbered: 6A, 8A, 9A, 10A, 11A, 14A, 17A, 18A, 19A, 21A, 23A and 24A representing their placing in the page sequence.

Wood-engravings numbered: {Prelim un-numbered}, 7A, 15A, 16A, 20A, 29A, 31A, {End (31C)}, {After colophon}.

Ref: GB/00961





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