Mississippi: Hoopsnake Press, 1992. Folio (15 x 11 inches). The text illustrated with woodcut prints. Portfolio with 11 prints, comprising one black and red print; 9 black-and-white woodcuts, tipped to mounts and each titled, numbered, signed in pencil by the artist; and one folding triptych mounted on inner rear cover, signed and numbered in pencil. Three-quarter black cloth, decorated paper boards, by Larry Cooper. Folding black cloth clamshell portfolio with recessed panel containing a woodcut. In fine condition. Item #406971
Copy number 1, from an edition of 250. "This ... book was designed and printed by Ke Francis. It contains The Walking Catfish, a story written and illustrated by the artist, followed by a Portfolio of prints related to the pastime of fishing. The book is hardbound in paper over board, with a cloth spine and encased in a clamshell box. The story is illustrated with black and white woodcut prints from type-high blocks, and the portfolio contains nine black and white prints, one black and red print, and one fold-out eight-color print. Each print is individually numbered and signed by the artist. The papers used in this edition are Rives lightweight and Stonehenge White made by Rising Mills. The type is twelve-point Stymie Bold. All binding was done by Larry Cooper of Gardyloo Handmade Books which is located in Memphis, TN" (colophon).