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Poemes / Reine Lefebvre-Legaye ; illustrations and transcriptions by Frederick Lefebvre
Bib ID 6484977
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Lefebvre-Legaye, Reine, author
 
Edition [Limited edition] 
Printer Artarmon, New South Wales : Pot Still Press
Description [Kurrajong, NSW] : [Michel Lefebvre], 1987 
©1987 
54 unnumbered folded leaves in a case : colour illustrations ; 30 cm (in slip case 32 x 23 x 6 cm) 
Summary

A project by a young artist of considerable promise, this book is the culmination of his Year 10 art class. Frederic Lefebvre undertook to translate, transcribe and illustrate the poetry of his grandmother, Reine Lefebvre-Legaye. With the guidance of his art teacher, Mark Finlayson, he completed the task shortly before his death. The original French poems are typeset and printed in letterpress with tipped-in aquarelles reproduced lithographically on the facing folded leaf. The first stanza of Frederic Lefebvre’s handwritten English translation of each poem is reproduced on the outside cover of each sheet.--Based on a catalogue entry by Nicholas Pounder, New Series Catalogue No 4.

Notes

"2,100 copies have been published in two editions. 2,000 copies on Mohawk Superfine 118 gsm enclosed in a folder and slip case. 100 copies numbered I-C printed on Mohawk Superfine 216 gsm are contained in a quarter oasis solander box with slip case. The offset lithography is by The Pot Still Press, Artarmon, New South Wales. The design and letterpress by The Southern Typothetae, Port Kembla, New South Wales. Hand binding by Wayne Stock."--Colophon.

Introductory biographical note about Frederick Lefebvre by Mark Finlayson, art teacher, St John's College, Woodlawn (near Lismore, NSW).

National Library's SR copy is no. XVIII.

Text in French and English.

Subjects French poetry.  |  Letterpress printing -- New South Wales -- Artarmon -- Specimens.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Lefebvre, Frederic, illustrator, translator  |  Finlayson, Mark, writer of introduction  |  Stock, Wayne, binder  |  Pot Still Press (Artarmon, N.S.W.) printer

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