Stephen J. Sidelinger. Pussy Pirates. One-of-a-kind.
(Venice, FL: Stephen Sidelinger. 2000.) Sam Fleming Southern Civilization
Vanderbilt University Special Collections
This original creation by Stephen J. Sidelinger consists of 19 unbound folios on heavy paper, plus a title leaf on the same stock, in a portfolio of boards covered in green silk with "PP" embossed on front board. The second page of each folio contains a brief printed text, whimsical in tone, with handwritten additions of punctuation, emendations and/or decorations of the text. The third page of each folio bears an illustration executed in gouache and pen. The portfolios are housed in a clamshell box covered in wood-grain paper with faux metal straps referring back to pirates treasure chests of olden days. Sidelinger, an artist and bookbinder created the images and text as his personal interpretation of pirate mythology and lore.