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Matt Phillips Nudes 1/35  

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Kelley, Robert and Matt Phillips

[San Francisco]




(Folio), 17 folded sheets ([32] leaves); first and last contain respectively title page and colophon, with conjugate leaf blank. Remaining 15, numbered 1-15 on otherwise blank first recto, contain the poems and prints on inside opposite pages. Contains twenty-five poems by Robert Kelly, fifteen drypoints and fifteen linoleum block prints by Matt Phillips. Sheets loose in blank wrappers, housed in brown cloth clamshell box with illustrated paper cover label. The type is hand-set eighteen point Centaur. The book was designed by Hank Hine and printed by Richard Urban on Somerset paper at Limestone Press, San Francisco. No. 28 of 35 copies.

Signed by the poet and artist at the colophon as issued. Additionally, each print is signed and hand numbered by Matt Phillips. Phillips is credited with reviving and promoting the monotype style for making singular impressions on paper. Rare and striking work. Only three holdings listed at OCLC.

Lot Amendments

Some faint scuffing to outer box, with two dampstain areas on rear panel, bump to rear bottom corner; contents fine.

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