Dada Gnosis. Dan Ghetu.

Dada Gnosis

Library Fosforos (Ex Occidente Press):
Bucharest: 2013
First edition, Accordion folio in handmade “matchbox” slipcase, SIGNED limited, New,
Cover artwork by: Dan Ghetu

This is a most unusual artifact. It’s not a book in the traditional sense. You won’t be taking this to the dentists’ office or to the beach. It’s a work of art. It’s paper ephemera. It is, in all likelihood, destined to be rather obscure, scarce and surely of interest to the descrimination bibliophile. I like it. Just what in the heck is it? Well, it’s prose penned by the publisher at Ex Occidente Press: Dan Ghetu. Dan elected to print his glistening words on a series of multi-colored paper folded accordion-style. These leaves were then placed in a handmade, printed “matchbox.” Well, matchbox, may not be exactly the right word, unless you remember “Matchbox” cars from the 1960s - thus my “slipcase” designation. The tray pushes easily to slide out of the box and both tray and box are illustrated and handmade. Each of the copies we received is signed by the author on the side panel of the tray. We’re told that only 100 copies of this item have been produced and that only 50 have been offered for sale making it one of if not the most limited Ex Occidente productions ever. Perhaps you remember Hanuman Books. Hanuman produced an entire series of “miniature” books and some of them now sell for hundreds of dollars. And now, my last word: I like it. I think it’s cool. I think it will appreciate in value. I believe that this kind of ephemera is what makes any collection distinctive and unique. #50930

Price: $45.00

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