Artists' Books Collection

Miel imprevista : selección poética del libro Versos, 1920 1938


Typescript, illustrations, and borders mimeographed on white, brown, and sand-colored paper; black tissue-paper flyleaves. Illustrated title page is lithographed on folded hard-surfaced translucent paper. Flyleaves are illustrated with decorated paper cutouts and yarn; wrappers have collages of colored and decorated paper, wood veneer, lace, and paint. A handmade fan of illustrated and painted paper, with the hand-lettered text of the poem Miel imprevista, and wood veneer slats, is tied to the front wrapper with pink ribbon. The fan motif is incorporated throughout in illustrations and borders. Part of a collection of handmade chapbooks, most with cords for hanging (literatura de cordel), published by Ediciones Vigía under the auspices of the Cuban Ministry of Culture. Consta de doscientos ejemplares esgrafiados, numerados, iluminados a mano ... --Colophon. LC has copy no. 18. MSU copy: Has copy 175.


  • Estévez Jordán, Rolando, 1950-
  • Loynaz, Dulce María, 1902-1997

Publication Date: 1997

Original Size: 53 p. [i.e. 31 leaves] : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 handmade fan.

Collection: MSU Libraries Cuban Artists' Book Collection

Call Number: oversize N7433.35.C8 C8 Box 25 Tray A3

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