Moscow: Emil Goozairow, 2019. Approx. 1 x 1". Blue leather over boards with blue velvet spine, all edges gilt, limited microminiature edition of 7, this being #2, beautiful illustrations, digital printing, numbered on the colophon, wrapped in paper band titled "Inch Library", in fine condition.
"The Fly" is a thoughtful poem written by English poet William Blake (1757-1827), published in 1794. It is a short poem about the simile of a narrator and fly and contemplates the meaning of life and death. The publisher, Emile, was born in 1961 and is an author of books of a unique technique of manufacturing handmade books from unusual materials. He does all his own illustrations, book binding and graphic design. He writes fairy tales, stories and mystical scenes and lives near Moscow.