The Windhover. Bo Press Miniature Books, Gerard Manley Hopkins, book artist Pat Sweet.
The Windhover

The Windhover

Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2017. Hardcover. Pat Sweet describes herself as creating illuminated miniature books of curiosity, humor, and delight. She creates both miniature (under 3 inches) and macro-miniature (under 1 inch) books. She also makes miniature pocket globes, astronomical instruments, orreries, tellurions, and occasional oddities. Unnumbered limited edition. Signed by the well-known book artist, Pat Sweet. This is another inventive and lovely miniature book by Pat. It received the Annual Distinguished Book Award at the 2018 annual conclave of the Miniature Book Society. She writes of her book: "I saw this morning morning's minion . . ." The kestrel Hopkins saw that May morning in 1877 became one of the most beautiful and breathtaking sonnets of the 19th century. Hopkins, a great technical poet and the creator of the poetical device known as "sprung rhythm", was inspired by the sight of the hovering bird to a mystical connection with something beyond and above nature, The poem is dedicated "To Christ our Lord. " She continues: "I've tried to justice to the complexity and delight of the poem by using a complicated little dos à dos à dos binding, with the poem in the middle. The two outer folds open to reveal a pop-up pair of fold-out wings, their colors taken from the American kestrel. The book is bound in paper printed with a blue sky with fleecy clouds. The book is enclosed in a slipcase bound in the same paper." In fine condition. 2.75 x 1.75 inches; slipcase is 3x 1.75 x .75 inches. 32 pages. ARTISTSBOOK/012418. Fine.

Item #31394

Price: $120.00