flora mccallica



Flora McCallica
32 pages  38 x 26 cm approx. with folded colophon 16x 18 cm
laser printed black & white corona offset 120 gsm
hand-bound, japanese stab binding with kangxi corners,
hand-stencilled lettering on title page
collage and design: paula roush
source: found photo foundation
edition of 32, numbered and signed, released 2017
msdm publications
£80 (free p&p)

 

Collage of orphan photos from a set dated 1958 found in Lisbon flea market and a 1920s herbarium (Herbarium Britannicum) discarded by London Kew Gardens. The title is a tribute to Mary Delany, inventor of botanical collage 
(Flora Delanica 1772-1782), and Annie McCall, founder of Maternity Hospital (1889-1970), aka Stockwell Studios (1975-2013), where msdm publications were based.