False Friends. Garamond Press, Ruth Sacks.

False Friends

Amsterdam: Kunstverein, 2012. First edition. Hardcover. 12mo., bound in full green cloth titled in silver. One of a limited edition of 500 copies.

Artists' book based on Antonio Pigafetta's eccentric 1591 work Regnum Congo, a suspect narrative of a Portuguese explorer to the Congo. The narrative takes the form of a detective story, based on Poe's The Murders at the Rue Morgue, but places the story in a contemporary setting. The text is in Flemish, English and French, and a knowledge of all three is essential to understanding the whole story.

Fine. Item #18141

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