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Author Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-
Title Lives of the artists / W.S. Merwin.
Published [Sherman Oaks, Calif.] : Ninja Press, 2013.

 Special Collections Folio/Oversize  PS3563.E75 L58 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description 35 p. : col. ill. ; 31 x 15 cm.
Note Inspired by actual events in the lives of two young men living on the Great Plains of North America during the Plains Indian Wars of 1861-1890; one, an orphaned Arapaho boy named Frank Henderson and the other, a Northern Cheyenne warrior named Little Finger Nail. Both of them recorded their past and prsent histories by drawing in 'ledger books'. Twelve multicolored drawings...come from a 1988 facsimile edition of Frank Henderson's drawing book--Publisher's description.
"The type is hand set Van Dijck with Gloria for the display printed letterpress on mouldmade Frankfurt paper. The drawings are printed digitally by Karen Skove Chu using Epson UltraChrome K3 inks. The boards are covered in Hahnemuhle Ingres that has been hand marbled especially for this edition by Pamela Smith in Abiquiu, New Mexico. A second inner cover of pure Belgian flax is handmade at Cave Paper in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Design, presswork, and binding are by Carolee Campbell at Ninja Press in sherman Oaks, California. The edition is comprised of 72 signed and numbered copies with an additional 7 hors commerce."--P. 35.
Local Note Special Collections' copy is no. 45.
Subject Henderson, Frank, 1862-1885 -- Poetry.
Little Finger Nail, -1879 -- Poetry.
Indian artists -- Great Plains -- Poetry.
Artists' books -- Specimens.
Related Names Henderson, Frank, 1862-1885.
Chu, Karen Skove.
Smith, Pamela.
Campbell, Carolee.
Ninja Press.
OCLC number 861236854