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A slight diversion: PB 174-2003

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A slight diversion


Author: Stuart, Gloria
Designer: Stuart, Gloria
Illustrator: Stuart, Gloria
Publisher: Imprenta Glorias
Binder (person): O'Mara, Allwyn



By Gloria Stuart.

[6] l. with [4] l. folded section; 24 x 28 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Los Angeles

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2003-05) by Dreyfus, John


Production date: AD 2001


Small strip of Thai included in binding which at front contains title and at back, the erratum. Four other strips of paper (one in the shape of a body) have been attached to pages throughout the text. The author refers to these as "wisps". The folded section contains "The faerie song" from W. B. Yeats, "The land of heart's desire" and has been illustrated (figures in a circle). "The green text pages are old faded hand-me-down handmade paper, courtesy of Laguna Verde Imprenta. The blue is Fabriano Text, the lace paper, Japanese Kanzesui. The banners, wisps, & cover are Thai. The types are Hermann Zapf's Civilité, and Frederic Ward's Arrighi. The text, design, illustration and collage are mine [i.e. Gloria Stuart]. I hand set the type, and printed the book on my Vandercook SP15 ... Allwyn O'Mara is the binderer. A Slight diversion is the eleventh book form Imprenta Glorias in an edition of eighteen. This is number [in ms] 3 ..."--Colophon Bound in patterned Thai with added gilt over boards. In perspex slipcase.

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 174-2003
Primary reference Number: 95260
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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