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Anansi Company

£3,600.00

The seventh collaboration of artist and poet with thirteen screen printed removable wire and card puppets. The content of the book is based on material from Walter Jekyll’s ‘Jamaican Song and Story’, 1907. This version is a modern rendering in verse by Roy Fisher of the familiar tales central to Caribbean culture, concerning Anansi the spider man and his company of friends.

Introduction and accompanying verse printed letter-press in 14 & 18 pt Walbaum. 120 copies, 10 proofs – one 8 pp section, thirteen 4 pp French-fold sections, and one 4 pp section (40×29 cm), all loosely inserted into card wraparound and held in large colour-blocked solander box.