29. The World by Czeslaw Milosz, with art by Jim Dine.
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, 1989.
Milosz, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature, wrote this sequence of poems in Warsaw in 1943, during the Nazi occupation, and it is considered among his greatest works. The English translation is his own. For the original Polish text we ordered matrices to cast the special characters.
Format: 13-3/4 by 10 inches, 60 pages. The types are Monotype Ehrhardt and handset Janson. The paper is Curtis Ruysdael. Intaglio printing by R. E. Townsend, Inc., Georgetown, Massachusetts. Bound in boards with a brown cloth spine and yellow handmade paper for the sides. Signed by the poet and artist. Edition of 250 copies, $250.00. Out of print.
An extra edition of the portrait dry-point engraving by Dine was printed without chine collé on larger sheets of British handmade paper, 17-1/4 by 12-1/2 inches. The print is presented in a folder imprinted with titling. The prints are numbered and signed by the artist. Edition of 20 copies, $2,000.00. Out of print.