eight haiku drawings pf ’78
First edition of 50, of which this is no. 17. Nine 10 x 14.8 cm cards printed in black on rectos on card stock. Housed in a two-panel folder also printed in black on card stock. Signed and numbered in pencil by Jirí Valoch on last card. Artists' book by Jirí Valoch in the form of eight unbound plates that can be rearranged featuring a collection of haikus on the colors green and yellow with the ninth and final plate being the colophon. One in a series of new year's cards published by Valoch. At time of cataloguing, WorldCat locates no holdings. Rare. Trace amounts of age toning along folder extremities and offset rubbing to versos to a few of the cards. Else near fine.
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