Lady Freedom Among Us. Rita Dove

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Rita Dove. Lady Freedom among us. West Burke, Vermont: Janus Press, 1994. [15] p.: ill.; 27 cm.

Text is printed on 8 leaves (7 x 16 cm.) bound in the folds of a three dimensional representation of Lady Freedom. The representation includes two profiles and a full-face view. Bound in a light blue wrapper with a cut out representation of the Capitol in white; designed to stand upright. In a blue slipcase, with spine title on red, white and blue label.

The text is Century Schoolbook printed on Mohawk Superfine at the Janus Press in West Burke Vermont in 1994; the handmade papers are Sky blue from MacGregor & Vinzani in Whiting Maine, Gelatin sized white and Mica rose from Twinrocker in Brookston Indiana. The slipcases were made by Mary Richardson and Judi Conant in Guildhall Vermont. Images and design are by Claire Van Vliet, with cutting executed by Audrey Holden. All materials used are American.

Edition limited to 100 copies, plus ten "hors commerce" copies. "Copy number one of this edition ... was added to the collections of the University of Virginia Library on 8 November 1994 as its four-millionth volume and in honor of United States Poet Laureate Rita Dove, Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia." Signed by the author and the artist.