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Anansi Company

Anansi Company

Anansi Company


King, Ronald and Fisher

Roy Anansi Company Circle Press


Book ID: 100062

First (and sole) edition of one of the most ambitious undertakings by the press, comprised of thirteen removable screenprinted card and wire puppets, with accompanying text and color illustrations. Numbered 74/120, signed by King and Fisher. The text consists of contemporary renderings of the traditional Caribbean tales of Anansi the Spider-man and his animal cohorts, derived from Walter Jekyll's 1907 collection, Jamaican Song and Story. The images are executed via screenprint and photo collage, and reportedly involved over 500 production handworkings. Some slight rubbing wear to cloth box, minor fraying at one corner. Loose

8pp section, thirteen 4pp French-fold sections, and one 4pp section or printed text and screenprinted color illustrations, laid into stiff printed wraparound. The whole laid into large screenprinted cloth clamshell box. Box