Recovery : the hospital drawings of Alfonso Ossorio, January 17 to February 8, 1989, December 3 to 5, 1990 / Alfonso Ossorio; Rose Slivka; Lewis Thomas; B H Friedman; Richard Minsky; Center for Book Arts
Number 78 in an Edition of 100; signed by each artist and writer involved. Oversize clamshell case with red cloth and inset navy leather gold stamped title; contains a case bound book with red cloth; blue leather spine with gold stamped title; green endpapers. "This, first edition of Recovery, The Hospital Drawings of Alfonso Ossorio, with texts by Rose Slivka, Dr. Lewis Thomas and B.H. Friedman, was designed by Richard Minsky. The typographic composition was done on a computer using Corel Ventura, output as Linotronic film negatives from which magnesium photoengravings were made, and printed letterpress at the Center for Book Arts on a Vandercook press on Stonehenge paper. The text was set in Aldine 401, a variation Bembo. Humanist 521, a variation of Gill Sans. was employed for the title page. each of the images was printed on Permalife paper directly from the original drawing on a Xerox 5765 Makestik at Iron Horse Graphics, Bridgehampton, NY under the supervsion of Mike Solomon, curator of The Ossorio Foundation. Each print is authenticated in the margin with the seal of the Ossorio Foundation. The prints are mounted and matted on Stonehenge. The number (and title, if any) assigned to each drawing by Alfonso Ossorio is embossed on the facing page with a Kensol hope stamping press."--Colophon.