Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions.
San Francisco: Arion Press, 1980. Tall quarto. Unpaginated. One of 275 copies, signed by Andrew Hoyem, the printer, and by Ray Bradbury, who wrote the Introduction. A strikingly visual presentation of this science fiction classic. Illustrated with die cutouts of geometric shapes, all of which have been hand-colored. Bound concertina-style in silk-screened aluminum, which allows the book to open up to a 33-foot panorama. It can also be read in the conventional manner by opening the front cover, reading to the end, turning the book over and finishing back at the front cover. Book is protected by an aluminum frame, which unlatches to let the book slide out. Top and bottom edges black. A fine copy overall, free from the usual scuffing to the aluminum. A successful tour-de-force and an excellent example of the nontraditional book. Item #30677