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ELY, TIMOTHY. The Ice Papers. Illustrated throughout with imagined colored maps, 'cribriform glyphys,' celestial bodies, indecipherable heirogyphics, meaningless, diagrams, mathematical formulae, and notations, and verbo-visual imagery, rendered in mixed media including color inks, dye, graphite, and gold leaf on Arches paper. 310x190 mm; 12 1/4x7 1/2 inches. Tall 4to, binding of patterned copper cloth over worked leather, sand and metallic paint with geometric metallic cover label; suede-lined lettered brown cloth folding box. unique artist's book. (SA) New York, 1992
unique artist's book by ely, the masterly and enigmatic modern bookbinder, painter, and graphic artist. Ely uses the word "cribriform" to describe the fantastical glyps with which he illustrates his unique creations, inspired by scientific and universal concepts. His work is in several major institutions from the Library of Congress to ivy league library collections.