Artists' Books Collection

Celare navis y otros poemas


Mimeographed reproduction of typescript, hand-lettered titles, drawings, and borders on individual leaves of coarse brown paper and white bond with mounted decorated-paper cutouts. Endpapers are light blue tissue paper and light brown tracing paper. Wrappers are covered with black tissue paper and have multi-colored, multi-textured paper collages, including a crepe paper 'toga.' The cover title and illustration are paper and synthetic 'foam' cutouts mounted on a died cheesecloth veil that stretches from the back wrapper across the fore-edge and the front wrapper. The veil's free end is tied to a wooden dowel. Part of a collection of handmade books, most with cords for hanging (literatura de cordel), published by Ediciones Vigía under the auspices of the Cuban Ministry of Culture. Diseño y dibujos de Rolando Estévez --Colophon. Publication information from colophon. Consta de doscientos ejemplares numerados, firmados por su autor ... --Colophon. LC has copy no. 146. Appears to lack author's signature. MSU has copy no. 78, without author's signature. MSU copy: gift of Jeanne Drews (2000).


  • Arrufat, Antón, 1935-
  • Estévez Jordán, Rolando, 1950-

Publication Date: 1996

Original Size: 35, [9] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.

Collection: MSU Libraries Cuban Artists' Book Collection

Call Number: oversize N7433.35.C8 C8 Box 4, Tray 4A

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