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Fortress Marin
  • Fortress Marin


    Tom Killion.


    Santa Cruz: Quail Press: 1977. Small quarto. Unpaginated. Beautiful grey cloth and pink paper boards with a small rectangular inlay for the title pastedown. Minor foxing affecting the first and last pages. The paper is Japanese Hosho; the type-face is Bembo. First edition, limited to 250 copies, this being no. 8, signed and numbered by Killion on the colophon. Near fine.


    An Aesthetic and Historical Description of the Coastal Fortifications of Southern Marin County. According to Killion, "'Fortress Marin' was hand-printed from the original blocks by the author on the Quail Press, Santa Cruz in 1977. The prints are all lino-cuts, and the reverse, or 'ghost' image which backs most of them is intentional; it represents the original block." Part memoir, mostly local history, all of it breathtaking. California fine press at its finest. A very early work from the now widely celebrated artist in excellent condition.  


    "Red and black. The colors of rock and of war. Rings of bolts rust where guns once stood."

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