Celebrating the reign of Bufo the First, this broadside takes for its text an excerpt from Henry David Thoreau’s May 1, 1857 journal entry with an engraving and engraved signature. Set in Baskerville on Rives BFK, the text begins:
First notice the ring of the toad, as I am crossing the Common in front of the meeting-house. There is a cool and breezy south wind, and the ring of the first toad leaks into the general stream of sound, unnoticed by most. . . .
Designed, engraved and printed by Abigail Rorer. Engraving with hand-coloring, letterpress. 6 x 18. Edition: 90. Price: $110