[Edinburgh]: Joanna K. Robson, 2014.
Tall oblong. Height: 28 cm (11"); width 12 cm (4.75") closed, 60 cm (23.5") fully opened. This limited edition concertina book illustrates the downfall of the fictional jungle city of Nylmah. Silhouettes cut from black paper illustrate the panoramic story read from left to right. The covers are padded cloth-bound with embossed end papers. Limited edition of 30, this is copy 11. Signed by the artist. As new. WorldCat locates one copy in the National Library of Scotland.
"In the kingdom of Nylmah at the heart of a jungle, a prosperous citadel thrives; its streets are replete with bustling crowds, its markets are full, and its dens are alive. To go there a cortege all laden with gifts must now cross a frail bridge of mere wood and vine; these tributes are destined to the halls of the king, each item presented with fanfare and pride.
Now one man approaches mysteriously clad in celestial garb lined with silver and gold; but the gift that he bears is a modest cloth bag, somewhat tattered, an unworthy thing to behold: the king is outraged at such impudent nerve, and turns him out without knowing what purpose it serves...
For this sack has its secrets, and the stranger enraged empties out the cursed bag in the palace's hall: one monkey... two monkeys... five monkeys, and more; a hundred strong rampaging simian horde...
It is said that in Nylmah there once was a city, at the heart of a jungle, in the monkeys' domain..." - text accompanying book on card stock within a black border.
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