DEATH'S DOOR. Thom Gunn.

DEATH'S DOOR

[Huntsville, AL]: Red Hydra Press, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover (issued without a dust jacket). Handmade paper-over-board, quarter bound in French Chagrain leather; 12 mo. Number 4 of 20 copies signed by the author."Paula Marie Gourley designed and executed the bookbinding, Anita Karl calligraphed the title page, and Steve Miller printed the book on Twinrocker handmade paper from Dante Semi-bold type cast by Michael Bixler. The gravestone rubbing is from the Walker family plot at Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama. There are eighty copies, the first twenty of which are quarter-bound in French chagrain leather." [Colpohon] A fine copy of a very finely executed fine press book. Fine. Item #15564

One of the first books from Steve Miller's Press at The University of Alabama. Trained by Walter Hamady, Miller operated the Red Ozier Press from 1979 to 1988, when he moved to take a position at the University.

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