By Peter Newland Quilcene, Washington: Pied Typer Press, 2011. Edition of 26
Of the edition 1 -7 deluxe, 8 - 26 standard. Signed by the artist.
5.5 x 4.5"; 16 pages. Flutter book construction. Printed digitally on an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 onto archival Moab Entrada Rag Natural 190 paper. Bound with paper covered boards and bookcloth spine. In a paper slipcase with window to reveal the title from the front board.
8.5 x 4.75 x 2.5" custom-made box with book, vintage lead figures, and fold out circus ring. Book: Moonlight Circus bound in cloth and has marbled end papers. Fold out: 8.5 x 4.75" closed, 8.5 x 9.5" open, with display of circus ring in red and yellow cloth. Figures: three antique lead figures fitted in bottom of box. There are seven acts in this circus, each with 3 figures. [For example, the "Boxing Kangaroo" is made up of the kangaroo and two clowns; the "Clown Riding Elephants" of one clown and two elephants. See the "Moonlight Circus Deluxe Box Configurations" for the available acts.] Only one set of each act available; hence, each deluxe is unique. Box covered in black and gold bookcloth with illustration tipped on lid. Each box custom-made to accommodate the specific lead figures.
Short story and images by Peter Newland using vintage lead figures. Bound so as to be displayed in a star-shape.
Peter Newland: "The images were created photographing my Britain's Mammoth Circus lead figures using shadow puppet theatre techniques. It is a short story about a small troupe travelling the back roads of early America and their encounter with a full moon."
Deluxe $750 (Three remaining)