THE UPPER SKIES ARE PALEST BLUE
Hand set and printed by John Grice at Evergreen Press, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, UK.
This unillustrated publication features the originally untitled single poem The Upper Skies Are Palest Blue. It here takes its title from the first line.
Edition of 25 copies. Distributed from May 2012. Not for sale.
81 mm × 102 mm. 4 pages, French-folded.
Printed in black and blue in Romanée roman and Romanée italic, on cream Bunkoshi Japanese handmade paper, in a pale blue Saint-Armand handmade paper cover, printed in blue in Romanée roman.
SPECIAL ‘OUT OF SERIES’ COPIES:
Despite no mention of them in the colophon, I had three copies printed on pale cream sheepskin parchment. These differ from the Bunkoshi copies in not being French-folded.
There was a small amount of Bunkoshi left over from the previous publication, plus some of the cover stock from the earlier Two Sea Poems. Rather than have them sitting around doing nothing, I thought I’d design a little publication to use them up. This very brief poem, from the same 1890 collection of Robert Bridges’ shorter poems as The Clouds Have Left The Sky, was ideal. It’s a tiny offering from the Press; little more than an ephemeron. Still, I think it made a pleasant snippet to send in the post.
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