The Old Print Shop

The Jolly Corner.

  • ARTIST: Peter Milton

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Aquarius Press, Baltimore.

  • MEDIUM: Etching and engraving,

    DATE: 1971.

  • EDITION SIZE: Edition 150. Average image size 14 7/8 x 9 3/4" (37.8 x 24.8 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Twenty-one etchings on Rives Buff paper. Each etching signed in pencil. The portfolio signed on the colophon. Folio, with text and three sets of seven etchings in folders. Brown linen portfolio with gilt-stamped leather labels. Edition of the portfolio is 150, numbered 1/150 to 150/150 + 5 artist proof portfolios. An additional eight portfolios lettered A to H are reserved for the collaborators. A deluxe edition of 21 that includes a second set of prints and one copper plate numbered I/XXI to XXI/XXI. Loose prints for the artist, edition 90, on Arches Buff numbered 1/90 to 90/90. The etchings were printed under the supervision of the artist by Gretchen Ewert and Robert Townsend at Impressions Workshop in Boston. The test, set in Monotype Times Roman and ATF Baskerville, was printed on Rives paper at the press of A. Colish in Mount Vernon, New York. Typography and design were by Abe Lerner. The portfolio was made by Moroquain, Inc., New York. "The Jolly Corner" was first printed in the English Review, London in December 1908.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: This set is from the "collaborators" and numbered "G." One image inscribed "For John & Clare with affection & gratitude." John Ross was a principal behind Aquarius Press and the promotion of books as works of art. John Ross, printmaker, painter and creator as well as publisher of artist's books and portfolios. Clare Romano, Ross's wife, was also a printmaker, painter and created artist books and portfolios.

  • CONDITION: Very good condition. Minor wear on the portfolio cover corners.

  • REFERENCE: Johnson pp. 62-82.