A Shade of Paden
Hopewell, Pied Oxen Printers, 2006. A long poem by Eshleman in memory of his longtime friend, the artist Bill Paden, who died in 2004. Of a total edition of 50 copies, this is one of 15 numbered copies reserved for the poet and for the printer, David Sellers. Signed by Eshleman and Sellers. With a Hanga woodcut frontispiece signed by Bill Paden and numbered as one of 100 copies but, according to the colophon, no more than 30 were completed before Paden's death. A fine copy, from the library of author Clayton Eshleman. Letter of provenance available. [#027889] $1,000

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