Tan boards with elephant paper backing. Brown and gold marbled endpapers.
"'The Holy Grail Bird' was written by A. Kendra Greene for this project, and is excerpted from a longer essay. The frontispiece, photogeraphed by Jill Kambs, was printed from a copper photogravure plate onto Somerset Velvet Paper. The 'elephant skin' paper is made from flax, formed and treated by the artist. The ivory-billed woodpecker skins are located at the University of Iowa's Museum of Natural History and were photographed by the artist. The types are hand-set metal: 8-point New Century Schoolbook from the Whitman College collection, 6-point Grotesque and Lydian from the Center for Book Arts. The handwritten text and other imagery is printed from linoleum.
"This book was printed in Iowa, New York, North Carolina & Washington states on Vandercook presses. Two versions have been produced: the Standard in an edition of 30 and the Deluxe on Rives Heavyweight Paper in an edition of 30. This copy is Deluxe AP/2"--Colophon.
Signed by artist in black ink below colophon, "Lee Marchalonis 2014"