Appleton, WI: Fox River Paper Company, 1989. Limited Edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 24pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] in decorative blind-embossed black boards, no jacket (as issued). Slight rubbing to tips, else Near Fine. Publisher's précis laid in. Near fine. Item #47219
Signed by Burns, with an original ink drawing, on title page.
Comic artist Charles Burns' distinctive style is shown off to great effect in this ambitious paper company sample book. Embossed, foil-stamped, thermographic, and lithographic illustrations appear on a variety of cardstock. Due to the involved production (each sheet has been through multiple printing processes) only a small number of these were made; this combined with the ephemeral nature of promotional materials and Burns' relative obscurity at the time make this a highly collectible book.