When There Were Trees
Poem by Nancy Willard; drypoint engravings and chine collé etching by Michele Burgess. Paper color and design by Merilyn Britt. Bound by Claudia Cohen in natural dyed silk and Japanese paper. Twenty-seven colors compose the edition palette, derived from tree leaves, needles, twigs, buds, roots, berries, and catkins. Archivally hand dyed, each book is unique in its combination of colors. 11" x 5". Edition of 25. Deluxe copies include a separate suite of the five drypoints and a sample of every paper color. 1999.