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The Arion Press Catalogue

Following is a short-title directory of the complete catalogue of Arion Press publications. Some titles are out of print. For a more detailed description of a particular publication, click on the book title.

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114. The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, with illustrations by Sandow Birk, November 2018.

113. Exit Ghost, a novel by Philip Roth, with 15 illustrations by R. B. Kitaj, September 2018.

112. Eugene Onegin, a novel in verse by Alexander Pushkin, translated into English by Vladimir Nabokov, transliteration by Stanislav Shvabrin, and with an introduction by Brian Boyd; frontispiece by Stan Washburn, June 2018.

111. Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen, with ten color illustrations by Augusta Talbot, November 2017.

110. The Bridge, the poem by Hart Crane, scroll format over 50 feet wide, with seven woodblock prints by Joel Shapiro, an introduction by Langdon Hammer, and two photographs by Michael Kenna, October 2017.

109. Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor, screenplays by William Bentley and twenty artworks by John Baldessari, April 2017.

108. The Little of our Earthly Trust, poetry by Elizabeth Bishop, selected and with an introduction by Helen Vendler and prints by John Newman, November 2016.

107. Pedro Páramo, by Juan Rulfo, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden, with a new introduction by Alfred Mac Adam, and prints by Enrique Chagoya, September 2016.

106. Bouvard & Pécuchet, by Gustave Flaubert, translated and with an introduction by Mark Polizzotti, June 2016.

105. Bibliography of The Arion Press: The First One Hundred Books, with foreword by Kevin Starr; introduction by Glenn Todd; prologue by Peter Kraus; preface by Andrew Hoyem, December 2015.

104. The Lulu Plays, by Frank Wedekind, illustrated by William Kentridge, September 2015.

103. Grabhorn Press 1920-1965 and Beyond, an illustrated catalogue for an exhibition at the Grolier Club, May 13 through August 1, 2015, with introduction and commentaries by Andrew Hoyem and bibliographical entries by associate curator Dr. Simran Thadani, May 2015.

102. The Leopard, the novel by Giuseppe di Lampedusa, with a foreword and appendix by Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi, and with 32 photographs in color by Giovan Battista Poletto, January 2015.

101. What the End is For, a selection of poetry by Jorie Graham, with prints by Julian Lethbridge, and an introductory essay by Helen Vendler, December 2014.

100. Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman, hand-set, the text of the 1855 first edition, introduced by Helen Vendler, June 2014.

99. Animal Farm, the novel by George Orwell, introduction by Peter Stansky, with 24 prints by Jonathan Hammer, signed by the artist, December 2013.

98. Porgy & Bessthe libretto by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin, with 16 lithographs by Kara Walker, November 2013.

97. The Day of the Locust, the novel by Nathanael West, with an introduction by David Thomson, and twenty photographs by Lucy Gray, July 2013.

96. Stone from Delphi, poems with classical references by Seamus Heaney, selected and with an introduction by Helen Vendler, with sixteen watercolor drawings by Wendy Artin, November 2012.

95. The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins, with thirty-four illustrations by Stan Washburn, September 2012.

94. Thomas Jefferson’s Paris Walks, text by Diana Ketcham, with forty-six photographs by Michael Kenna, and period maps of Jefferson’s Paris, June 2012.

93. Poetry of Sappho, in Greek with new English translation by John Daley with Page duBois, interspersed with twenty prints by Julie Mehretu, November 2011.

92. A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee, with 4 illustrations by Tom Holland, September 2011.

91. The Sundial by Shirley Jackson, with illustrations by Miles Hyman, and an essay by Diane Johnson, June 2011.

90. South of Heaven by Jim Thompson, with 44 illustrations by Raymond Pettibon, November 2010.

89. Book II of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, translated by Edith Grossman, with 55 prints by William T. Wiley, October 2010.

88. Our Man in Havana, by Graham Greene, with 28 illustrations by William Hamilton, and an introduction by Christopher Buckley, May 2010.

87. I Love My Love by Helen Adam, with 16 prints by Kiki Smith, in accordion-fold format, in box, November 2009.

86. Book I of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, translated by Edith Grossman, with 42 prints by William T. Wiley, November 2009.

85. Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell, with 68 color and black-and-white photographs by Laurie Simmons, 2009.

84. The Nachman Stories by Leonard Michaels, with nine photographic portraits of the author, and essays by Robert Hass and Robert Pinsky, 2009.

83. The Structure of Rime by Robert Duncan, with etchings by Frank Lobdell, and an introduction by Michael Palmer, 2008.

82. Tono-Bungay by H. G. Wells, with 14 portraits by Stan Washburn, 2008.

81. Sampler, selection of 200 poems by Emily Dickinson, with prints by Kiki Smith, 2007.

80. The Boobus and the Bunnyduck, facsimile of a unique artist book made by Jess in 1957 from a children's story by Michael McClure, in accordion-fold format, in box with booklet, 2007.

79. The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot, with illustrations from the painting If Not, Not by R. B. Kitaj, an essay on the poem by Helen Vendler,  and an essay on the painting by Marco Livingstone, 2007.

78. Journey Round My Room by Xavier de Maistre, with photographs and a housing for the book by Ross Anderson, 2007.

77. Godot, an imaginary staging by William T. Wiley of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, with an introduction by David Littlejohn, program note and synopsis by Andrew Hoyem, and an afterword by William T. Wiley, 2006.

76. A Day in the Bleachers, by Arnold Hano, with illustrations by Mark Ulriksen, 2006.

75. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, published in honor of the three-hundredth anniversary of his birth, 2006.

74. A Coney Island of the Mind, poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti with portraiture by R. B. Kitaj, 2005.

73. Gloria, twenty-eight poems by Bill Berkson with twenty-five etchings by Alex Katz, 2005.

72. Orlando, A Biography, the novel by Virginia Woolf, with ninety-three color photographs by Diana Michener, 2005.

71. The Theory of Relativity by Albert Einstein, a centennial edition of the two key papers of 1905, with foreword, annotations, and afterword by Professor Richard A. Muller of the University of California at Berkeley, 2005.

70. The Age of Innocence, the novel by Edith Wharton, with an introduction by Diane Johnson, thirty-two color photographs by Stephen Shore, and with a note on the photographs by Sandra S. Phillips, 2004.

69. William Blake and Paradise Lost, a portfolio of thirteen facsimiles of watercolor drawings reproduced for the first time at full scale from the originals in the Henry E. Huntington Library, published to accompany the Arion Press edition of Paradise Lost, publication no. 64. Descriptions and commentaries by Robert N. Essick and John T. Shawcross, 2004.

68. Tartuffe, a comedy in five acts by Molière, translated and with an introduction by Richard Wilbur and illustrated by William Hamilton. Signed by translator and artist, 2004.

67. Squarings, a sequence of 48 poems by Seamus Heaney, with 48 new drawings by Sol LeWitt and an introduction by Helen Vendler. Signed by poet and artist, 2003.

66. The Performing Word, Selected Poems by Frederick W. Reid, edited by Glenn Todd and with a foreward by Andrew Hoyem, 2003.

65. Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan, with a preface by Ron Loewinsohn and a photographic portrait of the author by Edmund Shea, and in half the edition a color lithograph by Wayne Thiebaud, 2003.

64. Paradise Lost by John Milton, the poem in twelve books, edited and with a note on the text by John T. Shawcross, introduction by Helen Vendler, 2002. Sold as a set with publication 69.

63. The Ballad of Lemon & Crow by Glenn Todd, new fiction, with 6 photogravures by Bruce Conner and anonymous artists, signed, 2002.

62. Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, with a foreword by the playwright, an introduction by Diana Ketcham, and four views of Sidley Park by William Matthews, 2001.

61. The Voices of Marrakesh by Elias Canetti, afterword by Ferdinand Protzman, 29 photographs by Karl Bissinger, and 6 etchings by William T. Wiley, 2001.

60. The Holy Bible 2000.

59. Cane by Jean Toomer, with woodblock prints by Martin Puryear. August, 2000.

58. The Price by Arthur Miller, with eight drawings by Stan Washburn, signed by author and artist, 1999.

57. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino, translated and with a new introduction by William Weaver, with 12 drawings by Wayne Thiebaud, signed, 1999.

56. Kora in Hell by William Carlos Williams, prose-poetry from 1920, with an introduction by Lawrence Kart, and 21 prints by Mel Kendrick, signed, 1998.

55. The Alienist by Machado de Assis, a novella from Brazil, 1881, translated from the Portuguese by Alfred Mac Adam, with 12 drawings by Carroll Dunham, signed, 1998.

54. With the Night Mail by Rudyard Kipling, science fiction from 1904 predicting aeronautics in 2000 by lighter-than-air craft, with an introduction by Thomas Pinney, and 32 two-color illustrations by Vincent Perez, signed, 1998.

53. Shakespeare's Sonnets, edited and introduced by Helen Vendler, 1997.

52. Ape & Cat, 18 photogravures by Jim Dine in an accordion-fold album, with The Madonna of the Future by Henry James, introduction by Arthur Danto, two volumes in box with lead-alloy bas-relief sculpture by Dine on lid, signed, 1997.

51. Williwaw by Gore Vidal, fiftieth anniversary of his first novel, with plans for the ship that is the setting of the story, and photographs of the author, signed, 1996.

50. Genesis, translated from the Hebrew by Robert Alter, facing Hebrew and English texts, with a two-color etching on chine-collé by Michael Mazur, signed, 1996.

49. Christian Symbols by Rudolf Koch and Fritz Kredel, 158 emblems from the history of Christianity, German translated by Kevin Ahern, reissue in book form of rare portfolio (1932-35), a resource for designers, scholars, and churches, 1996.

48. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson, on his honeymoon in California in 1880, introduction by Oscar Lewis and notes by James D. Hart, with 16 photographs by Michael Kenna of sites described by Stevenson, signed, 1996.

47. Herman Melville: Selected Poems, edited and with introduction by Helen Vendler, frontispiece portrait by Barry Moser, signed, 1995. Companion to Moby-Dick.

46. Lie, Sit, Stand, Be Still by Michael McClure, introduction by the poet, 24 sheets of poetry interleaved with 24 lithographs by Robert Graham, in box with bronze bas-relief sculpture by Graham, signed, 1995.

45. Call It Sleep by Henry Roth, the novel from 1934, with 48 photographs from New York City in 1907-13, the time of the story, signed. 1995.

44. The Physiology of Taste by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, the culinary classic, translated from the French with notes by M. F. K. Fisher, with over 200 drawings and nine color lithographs by Wayne Thiebaud, signed, 1994.

43. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov, with a frontispiece portrait of the author by Andrew Hoyem, 1994.

42. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, introduction by Paul Davis, with 50 relief prints in colors by Ida Applebroog, signed, 1993.

41. The Case of the Wolf-Man by Sigmund Freud, introduction by Richard Wollheim, with 5 etchings and 6 woodcuts by Jim Dine, signed, 1993.

40. The Art of English Shooting by George Edie, reprinting a 1775 guide to young sportsmen in the field, preface by Andrew Hoyem, 1993.

39. A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard, the play, with 15 drawings by Stan Washburn and a CD of Red Clay Ramblers' music from the first production, signed, 1993.

38. Kaddish, White Shroud, and Black Shroud by Allen Ginsberg, introduction by Helen Vendler, with a lithograph by R. B. Kitaj, with extra print on larger handmade paper, signed, 1992.

37. American Buffalo by David Mamet, the play, with 5 wood engravings by Michael McCurdy, accompanied by The Cabin, essay by Mamet, signed, 1992.

36. Thirty-three Sonnets of Guido Cavalcanti, translated by Ezra Pound, with introductory essays by Hugh Kenner and by Lowry Nelson, Jr., who edited the Italian texts and prepared prose translations and commentaries, and with an etching in colors by Joseph Goldyne, signed, 1991.

35. Eureka, An Essay on the Material and Spiritual Universe by Edgar Allan Poe, introduction by Glenn Todd, with 8 relief prints by Shusaku Arakawa, signed, 1991.

34. On Certainty by Ludwig Wittgenstein, introduction by Arthur Danto, with 12 relief prints by Mel Bochner, with suite of 12 larger-format prints, in portfolio, signed, 1991.

33. Go Your Stations, Girl by Carl R. Martin, highly praised first book by this contemporary poet, introduction by Andrew Hoyem, signed, 1991.

32. Biotherm by Frank O'Hara, essay and glossary by Bill Berkson, with 42 lithographs by Jim Dine, in portfolio, signed, 1990.

31. Poems of W. B. Yeats, selected and introduced by Helen Vendler, with 6 etchings by Richard Diebenkorn, with extra suite of 6 prints on larger handmade paper, in portfolio, signed, 1990.

30. Le Désert de Retz: Le Jardin Pitoresque de Monsieur de Monville; A Late Eighteenth-Century French Folly Garden by Diana Ketcham, preface by Olivier Choppin de Janvry, text in English and French, illustrated with historical views of the park and related sites, facsimiles of the 26 engravings of Le Rouge from 1785, and 32 photographs of the grounds and fabriques by Michael Kenna, 1990.

29. The World by Czeslaw Milosz, with an introductory essay by Helen Vendler and a portrait of the poet in dry-point engraving with chine collé by Jim Dine, signed, 1989.

28. How I came to be governor of the island of Cacona by Francis Thistleton, a satire on colonial government, with an introduction by Robertson Davies and 22 drawings by Andrew Hoyem, 1989.

27. Ulysses by James Joyce, with 40 etchings, of which 20 are in color, by Robert Motherwell, signed, 1988.

26. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne, with an essay by Melvyn New and with 39 photo-collage illustrations by John Baldessari, signed, 1988.

25. A Moral Fable-talk, an emblem book from 1586, translated by Arthur Golding, edited by R. G. Barnes, reproducing 125 etchings by Marcus Gheeraerts, 1987.

24. Captivity Narrative of Hannah Duston, related by Cotton Mather, John Greenleaf Whittier, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau, introduction by Glenn Todd, with 35 woodblock prints by Richard Bosman, signed, 1987.

23. & 22. What If by Andrew Hoyem, and, Diary of a Non-Deflector by Jim Dine, two volumes of poetry, with portrait etchings by Dine reproduced on soft covers, signed, 1987.

21. The Constitution of the United States of America, with a preface by Warren E. Burger and an introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin, 1987.

20. Birds of the Pacific Slope, 156 bird portraits by Andrew Jackson Grayson (1816-69), in portfolio box, with companion volume, a biography of Grayson by Lois Stone and Grayson's ornithological notes, 1986.

19. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, with an introductory essay by Lawrence Clark Powell, illustrated with 40 photographs by Lou Stoumen, 1986.

18. The World Is Round by Gertrude Stein, with pictures by Clement Hurd and with a companion volume The World Is Not Flat by Edith Thacher Hurd, 1986.

17. Poems by Wallace Stevens, selected and with an introduction by Helen Vendler, with a frontispiece etching by Jasper Johns, signed, 1985.

16. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated with 50 photographs by Michael Kenna, 1985.

15. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the novel, with 97 drawings by the architect Michael Graves, signed, 1984.

14. The Temple of Flora, edited by Glenn Todd and Nancy Dine; with botanical notes compiled by Glenn Todd; poetry by John Ashbery, Richard G. Barnes, Hart Crane, Robert Creeley, E. E. Cummings, Hilda Doolittle, Robert Graves, Thom Gunn, Robert Hass, Andrew Hoyem, Ronald Johnson, Denise Levertov, Josephine Miles, Frank O'Hara, Ron Padgett, Robert Pinsky, Sylvia Plath, Ezra Pound, Kenneth Rexroth, James Schuyler, Edith Sitwell, Wallace Stevens, Philip Whalen, Jonathan Williams, and William Carlos Williams; and with 28 dry-point engravings by Jim Dine, signed, 1984.

13. Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror by John Ashbery, with a new foreword to the poem by the poet, an essay on the poem by Helen Vendler printed as liner notes on the jacket of a record album of the poet reading the poem, whose cover has a full-scale color reproduction of the sixteenth-century painting by Parmigianino, "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror", and with original prints by Richard Avedon, Elaine de Kooning, Willem de Kooning, Jim Dine, Jane Freilicher, Alex Katz, R. B. Kitaj, and Larry Rivers, signed, 1984.

12. The Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christoph Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke, translated and with an explanatory note by Stephen Mitchell, illustrated with 29 two-color drawings by Warren Chappell, signed, 1983.

11. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, illustrated with 46 period photographs of sites in the novel, with a preface by the publisher, including an appreciation by private investigator David Fechheimer, and an appendix with notes on the photographs by Glenn Todd, 1983.

10. The Apocalypse, The Revelation of Saint John the Divine from the King James version of the Bible, with 29 woodblock prints by Jim Dine, signed, 1982.

9. The Typefoundry in Silhouette by Rudolf Koch, translated by Alexander Nesbitt, with a note by Andrew Hoyem, 1982.

8. Shaped Poetry, edited by Glenn Todd, a suite of 30 typographic prints, each on a different handmade paper in a wide range of typefaces and in a variety of colors, with a companion volume by Glenn Todd and Andrew Hoyem, 1981.

7. Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott, with an introduction by Ray Bradbury, illustrated with 14 line drawings and 10 diecuts by Andrew Hoyem, signed, 1980.

6. Moby-Dick, or The Whale by Herman Melville, illustrated with 100 wood engravings by Barry Moser, 1979.

5. The Psalms of David and Others translated by Arthur Golding, edited by Richard G. Barnes, with a companion volume containing Golding's "Epistle Dedicatory" from Calvin's Commentaries (1571), introduction, notes, and glossary, 1977.

4. A Travel Book, written and illustrated with 78 drawings by Fred Martin, signed, 1976.

3. Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare, together with the sources for the poem in Ovid's Metamorphoses as translated by Arthur Golding, introduction by Richard G. Barnes, 1975.

2. A Commonplace Book of Cookery by Robert Grabhorn, with a preface by M. F. K. Fisher, 1975.

1. Picture Poems by Andrew Hoyem, an illustrated catalogue of drawings and related writings, 1961-1974, prepared by the artist and poet, published on the occasion of an exhibition, January 18 to March 16, 1975, at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1975.

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