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A House in the Country
by Mary Logue

 MIDNIGHT PAPER SALES 1998
  • <em>A House in the Country</em> by Mary Logue

 

A House in the Country contains four essays by Mary Logue which document the trials of renovating her old Swedish farmhouse, and her observations on life in a small town in rural America. Bats and plaster lath fill her life with chaos and charm. Four multi-color wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec capture several of the buildings in this small Mississippi river town.

One white January morning I photographed Mary Logue’s house in the village of Stockholm, Wisconsin. The first section of our book would be titled “Winter,” and I thought an engraving of her house in winter should open the book.

In June the engraving was complete and I returned to the house. No one was home, so I took the liberty of wandering the grounds, taking pictures. This felt mildly intrusive and I was a bit uneasy when I noticed a woman waving from the garden of a house across the way. It was Mary Logue. I had the wrong house.

Book specs.

The Prints

Individual signed and numbered prints from A House in the Country

Winter
4 x 6 inches. Edition size: 220. $175
Bat
4 x 6 inches. Edition size: 175. $175
Opening
4 x 6 inches. Edition size: 220. $175
Renovation
4 x 6 inches. Edition size: 210. $175




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STANDARD EDITION
7 x 10 inches. 61 pages. Numbers 51-250 of 250 total copies signed by the author and artist. 4 color wood engravings and 1 vignette by Gaylord Schanilec. Composition-set in Walbaum Monotype by Michael Bixler, with hand-set Bodoni, Stradivarious, and Balle types. Bound in full cloth at the Campbell-Logan Bindery. OUT OF PRINT. 

DELUXE EDITION
7 x 10 inches. 61 pages. Numbers 1-50 of 250 total copies signed by the author and artist. 5 color wood engravings (includes the "wrong house") and 1 vignette by Gaylord Schanilec. Composition-set in Walbaum Monotype by Michael Bixler, with hand-set Bodoni, Stradivarious, and Balle types. Bound in quarter leather and marbled boards by Gregor Campbell. With a separate portfolio of 5 signed engravings (including the "wrong house"). In a clam shell box. OUT OF PRINT.