ABC of Birds book
ABC of Birds

By Carol Schwartzott
Freeville, New York: Lilliput Press, 2020. Edition of 25.

2 x 3 x 1.5" miniature book, flutter construction; 30 pages not including free end pages and pastedowns. Digitally printed with pigmented inks. 26 Individual collages with text on reverse side. 28 pocket pages (collages plus title page and colophon) with inserts. Signed and numbered by the artist. In the edition of 25, 20 slipcased and 5 (SOLD)"Cabinet of Curiosity" format.

Carol Schwartzott: "This Abecedarium is a sweet little miniature book … Twenty of these are book cloth covered boards with printed label, boxed in a paste paper slipcase. The binding style comes from Hedi Kyle, a simple fold-out with pockets. Paper is transparent vellum, each pocket contains one collage, with a special saying about birds on back.

"The collages themselves were done as original art, each 4 x 6” centered on a larger sheet of Rives BFK. There are 26 of these. All are reduced to miniature format, and a graphic letter in an interesting font completes the image. Each of these little cards can be removed from the book.

"Five of these books are contained within a miniature 'Cabinet of Curiosity' housing with a glass front containing an additional collage with actual objects. Each Cabinet has a different artwork contained within. The boxed book slips into a fixed case that is behind the window …"
$150 slipcased edition