Sight and Touch. Octavio Paz.
Sight and Touch.
Sight and Touch.
Sight and Touch.
Sight and Touch.
(Limited Editions Club)

Sight and Touch.

Balthus (illus.)

(NY): Limited Editions Club, (1994). Folio. 12ff. One of 300 copies, signed by the author and Balthus, the illustrator. Text in Spanish, French, and English. Designed by Dan Carr and printed at the Wild Carrot Press in Hadley, MA, on handmade Kozo Uwazen paper, this trilingual edition of Paz's poem is illustrated with three full-page color woodcuts designed by Balthus, to whom the poem was dedicated. Balthus's paintings, from which the illustrations were cut into wood by Keiji Shinohara of Malden, MA, measure nearly two feet in length and depict a rural landscape, a female nude, and a still life of vegetables. The poem was originally published in Spanish and English translation by New Directions in 1987 and, as Paz states, is about light, which "is time thinking about itself." Bound in linen boards with a goatskin spine, and housed in a tan cloth-covered clamshell box with a leather label to the front cover. A fine New England production by a celebrated poet. Announcement and letter from publisher laid in. Item #28417

Price: $1,750.00

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