Artists' Books Collection

Elias Nandino, o, La nostalgia del origen


Typescript mimeographed on individual leaves of brown and white papers with mimeographed border design, a ladder reaching to the moon and stars; black endpapers. Text and illustrations on recto only. Stapled at left margin and glued to wrappers, which are black tissue paper mounted on heavy brown paper. Wrappers, front flyleaf, and t.p. are illustrated with decorated paper collages; a wooden ladder is glued to front wrapper. 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 de Jorge Luis Cristo y Enrique Ramos --Colophon. Place and date of publication from colophon. Consta de doscientos ejemplares numerados, firmados por su autora, iluminados a mano ... Fueron usados para esta edición papel kraft, papel lustrillo negro y papel semi-bond blanco, así como recortería de papel fotosencible gris --Colophon. LC has copy no. 117. Author's signature omitted. MSU has copy no. 128, unsigned.


  • Cristo, Jorge Luis
  • Gutiérrez Richaud, Cristina, 1956-
  • Ramos, Enrique, 1961-

Publication Date: 1996

Original Size: 129 p. [i.e. 66 leaves] : ill., port. ; 22 cm.

Collection: MSU Libraries Cuban Artists' Book Collection

Call Number: oversize N7433.35.C8 C8

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