England: Tracey Bush, 1999. Bush, Tracey. Limited Edition. One folded sheet. Artist's book consisting of one stiff leaf of tan paper, folded in thirds, within blue cloth covers with ties. Very faint ghost of an old small label on back cover, which could easily be removed. Folded, 6 x 9 inches. Signed in pencil, 1999. No. 2 of 50 copies. Near fine. Item #25738
Tracey Bush was one of the contemporary book artists featured in the beautiful show at the Yale Center for British Art, "Of Green Leaf Bird and Flower": Artists' Books and the Natural World. This book was exhibited and is illustrated on page 211 of the catalogue. Consists of a blind-relief stylized map of the Thames River from Oxford to Richmond, painted in white. Place names and images of swans are overprinted in a blue shade that matches the covers. Also shown are three historic swan-marks. An explanatory text about swan-upping, plus the limitation number, is mounted to the inside back cover. One copy in WorldCat (Yale).