T-crossed, Laura Wait’s unique variant artist’s book
(Laura Wait) T-crossed. Unique variant artist’s book by Laura Wait. [Steamboat Springs.] 2007. 20 paper leaves, 8p. of mylar. 10” x 4” 1”. Etchings, letterpress, handwriting and painting. Handwritten in manuscript on the half title and throughout the book. The pages and the Mylar sheets were first printed with wooden type on an etching press, and the paper versos were printed with etchings. Paste-painting completed on both sides of all paper in many layers. Handwriting on many pages. Sewn onto a concertina with linen thread. Spine of brown Harmatan leather with a gold “T” handtooled at the top. Boards are aircraft plywood covered in etchings printed on Japanese paper. Multiple layers of acrylic paint and varnish were applied to the covers. Brown endpapers of Walnut dyed Cave paper. Black cloth dropback box lined with brown painted paper; paper title label on spine. One in a series of seven unique variants on the intertwined symbols of “T” and the cross. Colophon handwritten and signed by the artist. Fine.