Aureole to Zingaresca
An Exotic Alphabet Book
By Maureen Cummins
New York: Center for Book Arts, 1994. Edition of 50.

8.5 x 12.5"; 24 pages. Loose cover wrappers unfold outward to display whole title. Printed in multicolors on thick hand-made papers with woodblocks and wood-type initial caps. Type set in Century Schoolbook. Hand-sewn binding with paper wrapper. Designed, printed, and illustrated by Maureen Cummins.

Letterpress dictionary of unusual words, with color woodcut illustrations.

"kalopsia - condition in which things appear more beautiful than they really are."
"paphian - illicitly erotic."
"spoony - foolishly amorous."
$ 500 (SOLD)