Bradenton, Florida: Pleiades Press, 1986.
Deluxe Edition. A sumptuous production a love poem by Joseph Langland about horses, with eighteen etchings by Barbara Neustadt, all signed and numbered. On the dustjacket is a riveting sculpture in paper representing the head of a horse, and Ms. Neustadt’s sublime etchings capture the movement and spirit of the horse. The whole is printed on doubled leaves with the fold at the outer edge and open at top and bottom, with the text leaves on cream paper and the etchings on grey. An unpublished letter from Stephen Spender to Joseph Langland is printed as a photo-etching in the book.~~From the colophon: “This edition of ‘A Dream of Love’ by Joseph Langland was designed by Barbara Neustadt for Pleiades Press with the assistance of David Wright. They pulled the etchings from zinc plates using graphic chemical inks at Pleiades Press/Studio Graphic Workshop... [with] text printed by Steven and Meryl Chayt at Anachronic Editions in Winter Haven, Florida.” The edition is printed entirely gorgeous hand made paper -- waterleaf rag made by Antonio Sarda in Crespia, Gerona, Spain in two different tones of paper.~~This“livre d’artiste” was issued in a deluxe edition of forty copies of which this is Number 6, signed by Joseph Langford and Barbara Neustadt. The original glassine wrapper which protected the sculptural dustjacket and the linen binding is present. Housed in a linen and brown cloth clamshell box, with titling in brown. Prospectus laid in.