Mandrill Press, n.d., ca. 1958. Print. Item #296078
14 double-folded loose sheets of 'Troya' hemp paper, 5.75 x 9 inches when folded. 1 single leaf 5.75 x 9 inches. 21 woodcut illustrations, each on a single leaf, 17 of which are from 'Poems from the Japanese,' translated by Lafcadio Hearn illustrated by Levitt; 4 are part of 'Oshidori: A Folk Tale,' translated by Hearn and illustrated by Levitt. Martin Levitt and Kathleen Haven formed Mandrill Press to make Levitt's woodcut prints accessible to a larger audience. Martin Levitt (1926-2017) was associated with NO!art movement of avant-garde New York artists. 'Poems from the Japanese,' translated by Lafcadio Hearn, illustrated by Levitt, was published by Mandrill Press in 1958, limited to 150 copies. 19 of the individual woodcut illustrations are signed 'ML' on right below the woodcut. Near fine copies. Each sheet is double-punched on fold edge.