Wind in the Sails: Sea Chanties

Wind in the Sails: Sea Chanties

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Bisbee, AZ: Pequeno Press, 1999. 64 pp. Pages measure 1 1/4 x 1 3/4". LIMITED EDITION of 50 copies, this being #22. Carved wooden box is 2" tall, 2 3/4" wide, 1 7/8" deep and houses the miniture book with accordion fold format, title label pasted-down to bottom of "sea chest." Printed on Tableau paper in Calisto type, hand-colored illustrations, elaborate accordion folds within accordion folds, a few of the pages have folds which were not intended, signed on the colophon by by Pat Baldwin, an elaboration production and a near-fine copy. (Bradbury, Pequeno Press, 37)

The text of this work contains a scholarly account of the history and significance of the sea shanty or "chanty", the text of about 8 to 10 chanties, and a bibliography, accompanied by hand colored illustrations. Quite charming!

Pequeno Press
Dust Jacket , First Edition , Miniature , Signed