Chicago: Ann Tyler, 2007. Hard Cover. Number 39 of 50 copies. Signed and numbered by the book artist. Ann Tyler is a highly regarded book artist from Chicago whose works have been widely exhibited and are held in a number of public collections. This is a powerful artists’ book on the history of lynching in the United States. In creating this provocative and disturbing book along with her colleague Constance White, Ann researched the history of lynching within the United States and “engaged in a critical analysis of the effects of torture on language, the body, and the body politic.” The verso of each page features a shocking quote about a lynching from original sources. The quotes are juxtaposed with full color glossy photographs of innocent rabbits that are attached to the recto of each page with white photo corners. While each quote is disturbing in itself, it is not apparent until you reach the bibliography on the last page that the quotes are about the lynching. of human beings. The result is a shocking book with horrifying text such as “the teeth were knocked out and the fingernails cut off as souvenirs.” Fine in pink cloth boards with silk screen black design on front cover and bound with black ribbon. Pristine interior. It is letter press printed in Snell Roundhead and Caslon types on Cranes Lettra acid free paper. Includes a one page bibliography. In fine condition. Unpaginated [32 pages]. ARTB/071718. Fine.