1999. Item #A5738
Bush, Tracey. Cygnea Cantio: Swan Song. Published by the artist, England, 1999. Artist's book consisting of one stiff leaf, 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. Else fine. 6 x 9 inches. Signed in pencil, 1999. No. 2 of 50 copies. ** 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, printed in white on stiff tan paper. 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 inside back cover. One copy in WorldCat (Yale).