Artists' Books Collection

Misterios del oficio


Selections from the translator's Libro de Ana. Mimeographed reproduction of typescript with manuscript titles and decorations on individual leaves of pink, white, and sand-colored papers of various textures. Stapled at left margin, glued to white paper wrappers, and tied with brown yarn. Titles in the preliminaries appear on mounted, mimeographed and painted colored-paper cutouts. Illustration in paper collage on front wrapper and on title pages is a reproduction of a portrait of Akhmatova by Amadeo Modigliani. 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, Alfredo Zaldívar. Realización al cuidado de Orestes Roca --Colophon. Publication information from colophon. Consta de doscientos ejemplares numerados --Colophon. MSU has copy no. 111. MSU copy: gift of Jeanne Drewes (2000).


  • Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-1966.
  • Hernández Milián, Juan Luis, 1938-
  • Roca, Orestes
  • Zaldívar, Alfredo, 1956-

Publication Date: 1995

Original Size: 25, [9] p. (last leaf blank) : ill., port. ; 22 cm.

Collection: MSU Libraries Cuban Artists' Book Collection

Call Number: oversize N7433.35.C8 C8 Box 3, Tray 3A

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