The hardcover book bound in midnight blue book cloth with a
wraparound magnetic cover and inset cropped image. Each signature is created from a
folded glassine page that opens to reveal a silhouetted, multiple-color linoleum print
of a tree branch with a personal significance: Magnolia, Camphor, Silver Dollar Gum
Eucalyptus, Hawthorn, Liquidambar, and Live Oak. Short creative nonfiction pieces are
letterpress printed from handset type on the glassine. Colophon includes an abstract
print made from the remnants of the final linoleum blocks. Front endpaper is wood veneer
paper. Also included is a narrow booklet with a fictional modern folktale and a seventh
reduction print of a Russian Olive tree. Dedicated in memory of the tenth year of their
absence: Ezra (1997-2003) and Dorothy Singer Simon (1911-2003).
Seven trees are planted in this book that references
an ancient Jewish custom of planting
a tree when a child is born
and the more modern tradition
of planting trees in memory or honor of
a loved one.
Size: 10 1/2" x 5 1/2", opens to 23 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Materials: Frankfurt paper, Cherry Paperwood (veneer) paper, glassine, book cloth,
Davey board, magnets; Caslon Oldstyle 471 type
Edition: 24 copies
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