A Letter of Columbus

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Title: A Letter of Columbus
Creators: Citino, David, 1947-2005; Columbus, Christopher
Editors: Riley, G. Micheal
Illustrators: Rice, Anthony H. (Anthony Hopkins), 1948-
Issue Date: 1990
Publisher: Logan Elm Press
Abstract: Colophon: This poem by David Citino was adapted from the letter Christopher Columbus wrote to Ferdinand and Isabella on February 15, 1493 as he was returning to Spain from his first voyage to the New World. The letter was sent from Lisbon to Barcelona in March, where it was published the following month. In May, it was published in Latin translation in Rome, and later the same year the Latin version was printed in Basle. David Citino's poetic version of the letter was based upon Samuel Eliot Morison's English translation from the first Spanish edition. This book was printed at The Logan Elm Press & Papermill from hand-set Janson types on Spanish flax paper bearing a special set of wire watermarks. The title page calligraphy and the initial letters were hand drawn by Ann Alaia Woods. The monoprint illustratons by Anthony Rice were printed off hand painted zinc plates. This book was sewn onto a flax and cotton pleated sheet and into a raw flax cover paper with a goatskin spine. The endsheets were made from cotton rag and straw fiber. The slipcase was covered with a pastepaper made from anchor line and inlaid with a cast paper bas-relief of the title page illustration. This book was designed by Robert Tauber, Director of The Logan Elm Press. Russ McKnight prepared the fiber, made all of the paper, printed the text and assisted in typesetting, printing the illustrations, and binding the edition. Dr. Ralph Rosenblum designed and fabricated the watermarks and the molds for the cast paper relief; he also assisted in all the other aspects of production. Harry Cambell provided invaluable guidance in designing and editioning the binding. Special thanks to Bill DeForest for inking and wiping plates, to Jill Sutton and to Stacey Quackenbush for making pastepapers, and to Barnabas Strickland for assistance in printing monoprints. Greateful acknowledgements are made to Christian K. Zacher, Director of The Ohio State University Center for Medieval & Rennaissance Studies, to G. Micheal Riley, Dean of the College of Humanities, for their editorial advice, and to Peter John Givler, Director of OSU Press, for his constant support and enthusiasm for The Logan Elm Press. This book is copyrighted 1990 by The Logan Elm Press. Of 130 signed and numbered copies, this is copy.
Description: Print Edition: 130 copies [30 copies accompanied by plates suitable for framing].
Print Pages: [40] p. ; in slipcase
Print Illustrations: ill. (monoprint)
Printing: Letterpress
Binding: Long-stitch on goatskin spine
Paper: Handmade paper (Spanish flax); Handmade paper endsheets (flax and straw); Handmade paper covers (raw flax)
Typography: Handset Janson
Physical Dimensions: 32.8 x 24.9 cm
Print Original Price: 1,150 U.S. dollars
Genre: Book
Series/Report no.: Ohio State University. Libraries. Logan Elm Press. Logan Elm Press Catalogue Raisonné
Other Identifiers: PS3553.I86 L47 1990
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/54354
Rights: This book is copyrighted 1990 by The Logan Elm Press.
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