Arion Press
Dear {SALUTATION|Friend}, October 2017

With the holidays approaching, remember Arion Press as you search for that special gift. Combining timeless works of literature, original prints, and superb craftsmanship, these are books to treasure for a lifetime--and pass on the next generation.

An Arion Press subscription is another way to remember a loved one or your favorite library. Contact us about a special offer for new subscribers.


Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, our 2017 commemorative edition, marking the 200th anniversary of the author’s death.  Austen’s first published novel (1811), it tells the story of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne. Hand bound, with ten color illustrations by Augusta Talbot. Price: $700. Read more and purchase.

Emily Dickinson, Sampler, 200 poems with 206 black and white drawings by Kiki Smith. Hand set, with a portrait frontispiece. Price:  $1,200. Read more and purchase.

Sam Shepard, A Lie of the Mind, with 15 black, white, and red illustrations by Stan Washburn. Price: $400. Read more and purchase.

Virginia Woolf, the novel Orlando, with 93 color photographs by Diana Michener. HOLIDAY SALE PRICE: $630. Read more and purchase.

Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography (Memoir), leather-bound and printed by letterpress, with a companion volume essay on the discovery of Franklin’s lost manuscript. HOLIDAY SALE PRICE: $420. Read more and purchase.

Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone, the first detective novel in English, by the protégé of Charles Dickens, illustrated by Stan Washburn. HOLDIAY SALE PRICE: $420. Read more and purchase.

Graham Greene, Our Man in Havana, with 28 illustrations by William Hamilton and an introduction by Christopher Buckley. Price: $450. Read more and purchase.

Tom Stoppard, Arcadia, with four fold-out views of Sidley Park in the manner of Humphrey Repton. Color illustrations by William Matthews.  HOLIDAY SALE PRICE: $595. Read more and purchase.

John Milton, Paradise Lost, with a portfolio of 13 images for the poem by William Blake from the Huntington Library. Price: $2,500. Read more and purchase.

Just released: Hart Crane, The Bridge,  with woodblock prints by sculptor Joel Shapiro. Read more and purchase.

For details on our special subscription offer, please contact us by email.

See a complete list of available titles.


Andrew Hoyem
Diana Ketcham

1802 Hays Street, The Presidio
San Francisco, California 94129-1197
Telephone: 415-668-2542
Fax: 415-668-2550

Upcoming Events & Notes

October 25: Arion Press in New York for Fine Art Print Fair at Javits Center, October 25 through October 29, featuring Hart Crane’s The Bridge with prints by Joel Shapiro. 

October 30: Elizabeth Bishop, Frank Bidart, and Arion Press at Harvard, October 30. Remarks and Readings by Helen Vendler, Frank Bidart, Peter Sacks, Andrew Hoyem, the Thompson Parlor, Barker Center,  7 p.m., with reception to follow and exhibition of Arion Press Bishop edition and 12 other Arion poetry editions edited by Professor Vendler.

November 29:  San Francisco publication party for Arion Press Sense and Sensibility with illustrations by Augusta Talbot, 5:30 to 7:30.  RSVP to Arion Press by email.

Donate: Remember our non-profit as you consider year-end-giving.  This fall’s gifts will be matched one-to-one by the Sage Foundation.

Tours: A private tour of our historic workshops makes a wonderful gift or holiday outing. Contact us by email.


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