|Artist / Creator||Steven Daiber|
|Press Name||Red Trillium Press|
|Place of Publication||Florence, MA|
|Subject||Trout fishing in the Catskills|
|Author of Text||John Burroughs|
|Book Binder||David Bourbeau, Thistle Binder, Northampton MA, Daniel Kelm, Wide Awake Garage, Easthampton, MA|
|Process / Technique||Offset printing: Allethaire Press, Williamsburg, MA; Wood cut printing for the deluxe edition by: Art Larson Horton Tank Graphics, Hadley, MA|
|Number of Images||43 pencil illustrations, 3 offset color images that are tipped, For the deluxe: 1 wood engraving, 1 6 color wood cut with additional hand coloring of a trout, 1 3 color map of the Catskills|
|Structure / Binding||Non-adhesive running stitch|
|Medium / Materials||PC4 Flax paper, (University of Iowa, Center for the book) Walnut stain with gelatin sizing|
|Paper Stock||Simpson Starwhite Vicksburg, Tiara|
|Typography||Electra; Greta Sibley, Small Offerings Press, Easthampton, MA|
|Number of Pages||56|
|Edition Size||Edition of 300; #1-30 are deluxe editions|
|Box / Wrapper||Yellow PC4 Flax paper|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
Speckled Trout by Steven Daiber
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The Burroughs’ essay Speckled Trout first appeared in the October 1870 issue of Atlantic Monthly and again in 1879 in a collection of essays titled Locusts and Wild Honey. John Burroughs was an American naturalist, completing 23 volumes of essays of nature writing. His career spanned a friendship with Walt Whitman in Washington DC during the Civil War to camping trips with Roosevelt, Ford, Edison and Muir in the first decades of this century. Daiber’s interest in the Burroughs essay is first one of passion; for the art of the book, Burroughs’ writing, fishing, and camping. The Speckled Trout will be of interest to the naturalist, transcendental and non-fiction literature readers, collectors of small press editions, fans of John Burroughs, and those who fish.
Artist BioRed Trillium Press is the work of Steven Daiber based in Massachusetts. Daiber has worked with books for more than twenty years. He has been to Cuba regularly since 2001 and has facilitated dialogue between Cuban and foreign artists. His books create real, metaphorical objects: palaces of the memory in which each element underscores a meaning. The books he creates in collaboration with Cuban artists tell their stories of the lived reality in Cuba in the 21st century. Daiber’s professional work as an artist originated with training in drawing and painting, with a M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1981 and a B.F.A. from the University of Delaware in 1978.