Everyone knows those little yellow pencils. At the Library they are called Library pencils. Those little yellow pencils are packed in little yellow boxes. There are 144 pencils in each box. Twelve dozen. A gross. Inside the box, from the factory to the final destination, the pencils create. The 144 individual pencils make 144 individual marks on the inside of the box. A beautiful and simple representation of order and structure.
BURROUGHS, MARGARET. On the Beach [Signed original linocut]. Original linocut print, titled, numbered and signed in pencil along lower margin. Important Louisiana-born Chicago printmaker (b. 1917), painter, sculptor, poet, writer and book illustrator. 11 x 14 1/4 inches; paper size: 14 1/2 x 18 inches. No. 46 of a numbered edition of 50. N.d. (c.1960's).