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The World Upside Down Alphabet Miniature Book
Flying Sugar Press, London June 1991
Limited edition of fifty copies, numbered as follows:
I-X: Bound in full leather, title blocked in gold on spine.
11-50: Hand-bound in red cloth over boards with hand-coloured etchings recessed into covers.
Black cloth slipcases with the "A" and "Z" etchings recessed into covers. Thirty etchings with aquatint, hand-coloured by Yaron, on BFK Rives 180gsm. Size of book: 63 x 76mm (2.5" x 3"). There is also a separate edition of fifty hand-coloured posters of Yaron's twenty-six miniature etchings,with two title plates, printed on one Arches 250gsm Imperial sheet, size 655mm x 530mm.
Well known to bibliophiles, the world upside down or "monde à l'envers" tradition in illustrated books is combined in this miniature book by Yaron with his own tongue-in-cheek alphabet. In "A - Alarm" the clock sleeps in bed while a tiny man on the bedside table strikes a gong. In "E - Exhibition" the spectators hang on the wall while pictures walk about the gallery. A procession of brightly coloured etchings unfolds in a 26-page leporello.