The Marvels of Professor Pettingruel

Opal L. Nations; illustrated by Peter Koch
Missoula, Montana: Black Stone Press, 1978

Opal Nations has written a very sarcastic short piece of alchemical prose and invited the artist to illustrate it sight unseen and unread. The result is surreal chance formed in the somnambulist tradition.... a perfect match. Designed, handset in Linotype and foundry Garamond, and printed letterpress by Peter Koch on Curtis Utopian paper. Includes six full-page surreal anatomical collage illustrations created by Peter Koch and printed in dark terra cotta. 474 copies sewn into blue Strathmore wrappers printed in dark blue and black over black boards. 26 copies hand-bound by Shelley Hoyt-Koch in original marbled paper over boards with a printed spine label.

Book; 40 pp.    4.25 x 6.5 inches   500 copies.      

Lettered edition A-Z with hand-binding:  o.p.

Regular numbered edition:  $75.00