Poetry of Sappho. Sappho.
Poetry of Sappho.
Poetry of Sappho.
Poetry of Sappho.
Poetry of Sappho.
(Arion Press)

Poetry of Sappho.

Mehretu, Julie (illus.)

San Francisco: Arion Press, 2011. Tall quarto. 112 pp. One of 400 copies signed by the illustrator, Julie Mehretu. This is Mehretu's first artist's book, and she created twenty double-page prints to accompany the text, printed in Greek and English. These abstract etchings at once evoke an evolving landscape, but also could resemble early writing forms. The facing translation by John Daley and Page duBois (who contributes an Introduction) was commissioned especially for this edition. Also illustrated with twenty-three small wood engravings by Anita Cowles Rearden, which were made in the 1880s for use in a book on Sappho that was never published. A very fine copy of a handsome publication, bound in vellum-backed green cloth imprinted with a detail from one of Mehretu's etchings, and housed in a slipcase. Prospectus laid in. Offered below the published price of $1750. Item #28458

Price: $1,350.00

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