Type of work
A novella by Nikolai Gogol, English translation and commentary by Stanislav Shvabrin, with 16 artworks and a flipbook “His Majesty Comrade Nose” by William Kentridge. Flipbook in Oblong format, 9 ⅛ by 10 ¾ inches, 88 pages plus 28 unnumbered pages for the artworks, square-backed, hand-sewn binding, bound in quarter maroon leather spine with real cork paper sides. Presented in handmade clamshell box of flax colour book cloth binding with foil stamping, paper sides of cork pinboard print, and black foam lining, signed by the artist.
It includes the photogravure “Surveying His Escape”, paper size 14 ⅞ x 18 inches, image size 9¼ x 13 inches on 300 gsm Somerset with gampi chine collé and kozo insets, edition 40, signed and numbered, 2021