The Nymph of the Highlands, 1974
Soft cover book, saddle stitched with offset lithographs, screen prints, polyester film, tissue paper, faux-velvet cover and a stitched vinyl slipcase. SIGNED by Bea Nettles in pencil on back colophon page. Self-published. First edition. Out of an edition of 200. Printed at the Visual Studies Workshop at Rochester, NY.
5 1/2h x 4 1/2w in / 13.97h x 11.43w cm
A combination of photographic illustration and text, Nettles first incorporated her mother's poetry and for one book the children's story, The Nymph of the Highland, written by her then thirteen year old sister Connie. In this tale, Aquarius, a naiad (water nymph), defends small animals and challenges the lords of water and land, eventually creating peace across the highlands.