All Done But None
By Carol Es
San Pedro, California: Careless Press, 2007. Edition of 20.
11.75 x 7"; 32 pages. Pale green hardcover starched linen, stitch bound with slipcover. Although a limited edition each is original. The illustrations are in watercolor and ink on Fabriano Artistico paper, with end papers handmade from Nepal and letterpressed at Careless Press. Each book has an original painting on the 24th page and each contains a copper plate etching, a dry point engraving, and a solar plate print on Rives BFK paper. The edition is hardbound with letterpressed, handmade end papers from Nepal.
An irresolute, yet humorously spirited Carol Es deals here with indecision while offering true-to-life stories as various options for the book's direction.
These miserable anecdotes and ironic childhood tales include bad dreams, avoiding school, being raped, playing drums in a band that toured with Pauly Shore, working for pornographer Larry Flynt, and revelations of a dysfunctional family life.
$1,250 (Last 4 copies)