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Arion Press Price List 2017

The following Arion Press price list shows all fine press publications currently available, including those titles where only a few copies remain in inventory from the original limited edition, as well as trade editions for selected titles. The listing is in reverse chronological order, giving publication number, author, title, author of introduction, artist, year of publication, edition size, and price, as well as prints and portfolios with original art as applicable.

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108. The Little of our Earthly Trust, poetry by Elizabeth Bishop, selected and with an introduction by Helen Vendler and with twenty-four prints by John Newman, signed by the artist, November 2016. Book edition: 300, $1,200.
Large extra hand-colored print, signed by the artist. Print Edition: 30, $1,500.

107. Pedro Páramo, by Juan Rulfo, with a new introduction by Alfred Mac Adam, with 10 two-sided color prints by Enrique Chagoya, signed by the artist, 2016. Book Edition: 300, $850. 
Large extra print in nine colors “Nahui Olin,” signed by the artist. Print Edition: 30, $1,500.

106. Bouvard & Pécuchet, by Gustave Flaubert, translated and with an introduction by Mark Polizzotti, June 2016. Book edition 300, $750.

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.
Book edition: 500, $1,000.00 
Optional boxed set of 100 leaves, edition limited to 100, with book, $2,000.00.

104. The Lulu Plays, by FRANK WEDEKIND, illustrated by WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, signed by the artist, September 2015. Book edition 400. Price: $2,000.00.
Extra suite of four prints in portfolio, signed by the artist. Book & Suite edition: 40, $16,000.00, plus $2,000 for the book, for a total of $18,000.00.

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. Price: $65.00.

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. Book edition 400. Price: $750.00.

101. What the End is For, a selection of poetry by JORIE GRAHAM, with 16 prints by JULIAN LETHBRIDGE, and an introductory essay by HELEN VENDLER, signed by the artist, December 2014.
Book edition: 300, $850.00 
Extra suite of four prints in portfolio, signed by the artist. Book & Suite edition: 30, $4,850.00.

99. Animal Farm, the novel by GEORGE ORWELL, introduction by PETER STANSKY, with 24 prints by JONATHAN HAMMER, signed by the artist, December 2013.    
Book edition: 300, $600.00 
Extra suite of hand-colored prints in portfolio. Book & Suite edition: 30, $5,400.

98. Porgy & Bessthe libretto by DUBOSE HEYWARD and IRA GERSHWIN, with 16 lithorgraphs by KARA WALKER, signed by the artist, November 2013. Book edition 360. Price: $1,750.00.
Suite of 4 lithographs in portfolio (images not in book), signed by the artist. Book & suite edition 40. $11,750.00.

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. Book edition 400. Price: $650.00.

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. Book edition 300. Price: $1,200.00

95. The Moonstone, by WILKIE COLLINS, with thirty-four illustrations by STAN WASHBURN, September 2012. Book edition 300. Price: $600.00

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. Book edition 400. Price: $600.00.
Book available with optional original signed photograph: $2,600.00

93. Poetry of Sappho, in Greek with new English translations by JOHN DALEY with PAGE DUBOIS, with 20 prints by JULIE MEHRETU, November 2011. Book edition 360. Price: $1,750.00. Suite of 4 prints in portfolio (images not in book). Book & suite edition 40. $11,750.00.

92. EDWARD ALBEE, A Delicate Balance, with four color prints by TOM HOLLAND, September 2011. Book edition 300. Price: $500.00.

91. SHIRLEY JACKSON, The Sundial, with 15 illustrations by MILES HYMAN, and an essay by Diane Johnson, June 2011. Book edition: 300. Price: $500.00.

90. JIM THOMPSON, South of Heaven, with 44 illustrations by RAYMOND PETTIBON, November 2010. Book edition: 400. Price: $500.00

89. MIGUEL DE CERVANTES, Don Quixote, Book II of the novel, translated by Edith Grossman, with 55 prints by WILLIAM T. WILEY, October 2010. Available with extra Wiley print.
Book edition: 400. Price: $2,000.00.
[Book I published in November 2009, for the combined price of $4,000.00 for the two-volume edition.]
Extra print by Wiley in colors, signed by the artist.
Print edition: 40. Price: $1,500.00, sold only with the set of books.

88. GRAHAM GREENE, Our Man in Havana, with 28 illustrations by WILLIAM HAMILTON, and an introduction by Christopher Buckley, May 2010.
Book edition: 300. Price: $450.00.

87. HELEN ADAM, I Love My Love, the fourteen-stanza ballad with 16 prints by KIKI SMITH, in accordion-fold format, in box, November 2009.
Book edition: 75. Price: $5,000.00.

86. MIGUEL DE CERVANTES, Don Quixote, Book I of the novel, translated by Edith Grossman, with 42 prints by WILLIAM T. WILEY, November 2009. Available with extra Wiley print.
Book edition: 400. Price: $2,000.00.
[Book II published in October 2010, for the combined price of $4,000.00 for the two-volume edition.]
Extra print by Wiley in colors, signed by the artist.
Print edition: 40. Price: $1,500.00, sold only with the set of books.

85. EVAN S. CONNELL, Mrs. Bridge, with 68 photographs in color and black-and-white by LAURIE SIMMONS, 2009.
Book edition: 300. Price: $550.00.

84. LEONARD MICHAELS, The Nachman Stories, the collected edition of eight short stories, with nine photographic portraits of the artist, and essays by Robert Hass and Robert Pinsky, 2009.
Book edition: 300. Price: $450.00.

83. ROBERT DUNCAN, The Structure of Rime, with two etchings by FRANK LOBDELL inset in the front and back covers, and accompanied by a third separate print, 2008. Available with twelve larger color etchings by Lobdell.
Book and print set edition: 275. Price: $1,350.00.
Color print editions vary. Price: from $1,800.00 to $3,500.00. More information.

82. H. G. WELLS, Tono-Bungay, with 14 portraits by STAN WASHBURN, 2008.
Book edition: 300. Price: $750.00.

81. EMILY DICKINSON, Sampler, selection of 200 poems with 206 prints by KIKI SMITH, 2007.
Book edition: 400. Price: $1,200.00.
Print edition no longer available.

80. JESS, The Boobus and the Bunnyduck, facsimile of a unique artist book made in 1957 from a children's story by MICHAEL McCLURE, in accordion-fold format, in box with booklet, 2007.
Book edition: 100. Price: $1,500.00.

78. XAVIER DE MAISTRE, Journey Round My Room, with photographs and a housing for the book by ROSS ANDERSON, 2007.
Book edition: 300. Price: $450.00.
Architectural box, with book, edition of 30, no longer available.

77. WILLIAM T. WILEY, Godot, an imaginary staging 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.
Book edition: 300. Price: $800. Sold only with one of 50 hand-colored prints by Wiley at the combined price of $1,500.00.

76. ARNOLD HANO, A Day in the Bleachers, with illustrations by MARK ULRIKSEN, 2006.
Book edition: 400. Price: $700.00.
Extra print of "The Catch" by Mark Ulriksen, with book.
Print edition: 40. Price: $1,200.00.

75. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, 2006.
Book edition: 400. Price: $600.00.

74. LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI, A Coney Island of the Mind, with portraiture by R. B. KITAJ, 2005.
Book edition: 300. Price: $650.00.

73. BILL BERKSON, Gloria, twenty-eight poems by Bill Berkson with twenty-five etchings by ALEX KATZ, 2005.
Book Edition: 100. Price: $2,500.00.
Extra suite of prints by Alex Katz, with book, no longer available.

72. VIRGINIA WOOLF, Orlando, A Biography, the novel, with ninety-three color photographs by DIANA MICHENER, 2005.
Book edition: 400. Price: $900.00.

71. ALBERT EINSTEIN, The Theory of Relativity, 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.
Book edition: 400. Price: $500.00.

69. WILLIAM BLAKE, a portfolio of thirteen facsimiles of watercolor drawings to accompany the Arion Press edition of Paradise Lost, publication no. 64. Descriptions and commentaries by Robert N. Essick and John T. Shawcross, 2004.
Portfolio edition: not to exceed book edition. Price: $1,300. Sold only with book (no. 64) at the combined price of $2,500.00.

68. MOLIÈRE, Tartuffe, a comedy in five acts, translated and with an introduction by Richard Wilbur, illustrated by WILLIAM HAMILTON, signed by translator and artist, 2004.
Book edition: 300. Price: $600.00.

66. FREDERICK W. REID, The Performing Word, Selected Poems, edited by Glenn Todd and with a foreword by Andrew Hoyem, 2003.
Book edition: 500. Price: $30.00.

65. RICHARD BRAUTIGAN, Trout Fishing in America, 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.
Total edition: 400
Book edition without Thiebaud print bound in: 200. Price: $450.00.
Book edition with Thiebaud print bound in no longer available.

64. JOHN MILTON, Paradise Lost, the poem in twelve books, edited and with a note on the text by John T. Shawcross, introduction by Helen Vendler, 2002.
Book Edition: 400. Price: $1,200.00. Sold only with portfolio (no. 69) at the combined price of $2,500.00.

63. GLENN TODD, The Ballad of Lemon & Crow, new fiction, with six photogravures by BRUCE CONNER and anonymous artists, signed by author and artists, 2002.
Book available only with extra suite of prints.
Book and suite of six larger prints edition: 30. Price: $6,000.00

62. TOM STOPPARD, Arcadia, with a foreward by the playwright, an introduction by Diana Ketcham, and four views of Sidley Park by WILLIAM MATTHEWS, 2001.
Book edition: 400. Price: $850.00.
Extra suite of larger prints by William Matthews, with book.
Suite edition: 50. Price: $3,250.00.

61. ELIAS CANETTI, The Voices of Marrakesh, afterword by Ferdinand Protzman, 29 photographs by KARL BISSINGER, and 6 etchings by WILLIAM T. WILEY, signed, 2001.
Book available only in deluxe binding with extra etching.
Book edition in special binding with an etching by Wiley: 50. Price: $2,000.00.

60. The Holy Bible, New Revised Standard Version of the Old Testament, Apocrypha, and New Testament, in large folio format, with red initial letters, 2000.
Book edition: 400.
Unbound, in black linen box. Price: $7,250.00.
Bound in full black linen, in black linen box. Price: $7,750.00.
Bound in full goatskin (black spine, purple sides, red bead between). Price: $8,500.00.
With illuminated initial letters. Price: $2,500.00 additional.

58. ARTHUR MILLER, The Price, with illustrations by STAN WASHBURN, signed by author and artist, 1999.
Book edition: 300. Price: $425.00.

56. WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS, Kora in Hell, prose-poetry from 1920, with an introduction by Lawrence Kart, and 21 prints by MEL KENDRICK, signed, 1998.
Book edition: 300. Price: $600.00.
Woodblock prints by Kendrick in scroll format: "Sperm", "Helmet", "Coupling", with book.
Edition: 20. Prices: $3,200.00 to $4,800.00.

55. MACHADO DE ASSIS, The Alienist, a novella from Brazil, 1881, translated from the Portuguese by Alfred Mac Adam, with 12 drawings by CARROLL DUNHAM, with extra suite of four relief prints, "The Alienist's House", signed, 1998.
Edition of book without suite no longer available.
Book and suite of prints edition: 30. Price: $3,200.00.

52. JIM DINE, Ape & Cat, 18 photogravures in an accordion-fold album, with HENRY JAMES, The Madonna of the Future, introduction by Arthur Danto, two volumes in box with lead-alloy bas-relief sculpture by Jim Dine on lid, signed, 1997.
Boxed edition: 75. Price: $3,500.00.

49. RUDOLF KOCH and FRITZ KREDEL, Christian Symbols, 158 emblems from the history of Christianity, translated from the German by Kevin Ahern, reissuing in book form a rare portfolio (1932-35), a resource for designers, scholars, and churches, 1996.
Book edition: Unlimited. Price: $90.00.

47. HERMAN MELVILLE, Selected Poems, edited and with introduction by Helen Vendler, frontispiece portrait by BARRY MOSER, signed, 1995. Companion to Moby-Dick.
Book edition: 250. Price: $700.00.

46. MICHAEL McCLURE, Lie, Sit, Stand, Be Still, a poem with an 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.
Book edition: 50. Price: $5,000.00.

45. HENRY ROTH, Call It Sleep, the novel from 1934, with 48 photographs of New York City from 1907-13, the period of the story, signed, 1995.
Book edition: 300. Price: $700.00.

41. SIGMUND FREUD, The Case of the Wolf-Man, introduction by Richard Wollheim, with 5 etchings and 6 woodcuts by JIM DINE, signed, 1993.
Book available only with extra print.
Extra print, “The Wolf-Man's Dream”, large etching in black and red.
Print edition (with book): 30. Price: $5,950.00.

39. SAM SHEPARD, A Lie of the Mind, the play, with 15 drawings by STAN WASHBURN and CD of The Red Clay Ramblers' music from the first production, signed, 1993.
Book edition: 300. Price: $400.00.

37. DAVID MAMET, American Buffalo, the play, with 5 wood engravings by MICHAEL McCURDY, accompanied by “The Cabin”, essay by Mamet, signed, 1992.
Book edition: 400. Price: $350.00.

34. LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN, On Certainty, introduction by Arthur Danto, with 12 relief prints by MEL BOCHNER, with suite of 12 larger-format prints, in portfolio, signed, 1991.
Edition of book without suite no longer available.
Book with suite edition: 30. Price: $4,450.00.

33. CARL R. MARTIN, Go Your Stations, Girl, highly praised first book by this contemporary poet, introduction by Andrew Hoyem, signed, 1991.
Book edition: 250. Price: $75.00.

32. FRANK O'HARA, Biotherm, essay and glossary by Bill Berkson, with 42 lithographs by JIM DINE, in portfolio, signed, 1990.
Book edition: 150. Price: $2,750.00.
Extra suite of 8 gravure prints by Dine from images in Biotherm, in portfolio.
Suite of prints edition (with book): 25. Price: $12,750.00

25. ARTHUR GOLDING, A Moral Fable-talk, an emblem book from 1586, translated from the Latin of Arnold Freitag by Golding, edited by R. G. Barnes, reproducing 125 etchings by MARCUS GHEERAERTS, 1987.
Book edition: 400. Price: $315.00.

20. ANDREW JACKSON GRAYSON, Birds of the Pacific Slope, 156 bird portraits by Grayson (1816-69), in portfolio box, with companion volume, a biography of Grayson by Lois Stone and Grayson's ornithological notes, 1986.
Boxed edition: 400. Price: $4,500.00.

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66. The Performing Word, Selected Poems, by Frederick W. Reid, edited by Glenn Todd and with a foreword by Andrew Hoyem, 2003.
Book edition: 500. Price: $30.00.

49. Christian Symbols by Rudolf Koch and Fritz Kredel, 158 emblems from the history of Christianity, translated from the German by Kevin Ahern, reissuing in book form a rare portfolio (1932-35), a resource for designers, scholars, and churches, 1996.
Book edition: Unlimited. Price: $90.00.

33. Go Your Stations, Girl, poems by Carl R. Martin, introduction by Andrew Hoyem, paperback, Arion Press.
Price: $17.50.

23. What If, poems 1969-1987 by Andrew Hoyem, portrait by Jim Dine on cover, Arion Press.
Price: $17.50 (paperback).

22. Diary of a Non-Deflector, selected poems by Jim Dine, self-portrait on cover, paperback, Arion Press.
Price: $17.50 (paperback).

19. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, introduction by Lawrence Clark Powell, illustrations by Lou Stoumen, North Point.
Price: $35.00.

18. The World Is Round by Gertrude Stein, illustrations by Clement Hurd, afterword by Edith Thacher Hurd, North Point.
Price: $35.00.

6. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, illustrations by Barry Moser, University of California Press.
Price: $70.00.

2. A Commonplace Book of Cookery by Robert Grabhorn, with a preface by M. F. K. Fisher, North Point.
Price: $25.00.

Broadside 1. “The First Poet Travels to the Moon”, poem and artwork by Andrew Hoyem, 1975.
Edition: 500. Price: $15.00.

Broadside 2. “Going Through Customs”, poem and artwork by James Broughton, 1976.
Edition: 500. Price: $15.00.

Broadside 3. “The Colors of Night”, poem and artwork by N. Scott Momaday, 1976.
Edition: 500. Price: $15.00.

To order or obtain more information about individual titles, please contact Arion Press. Publications can be viewed at and purchased from the Press in San Francisco.

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The Leopard

Photograph fromThe Leopard

Julian Lethbridge print

Print by Julian Lethbridge for What the End is For

Print by Jonathan Hammer
Print by Jonathan Hammer for Animal Farm

Fisherman by Kara Walker
Cover for Porgy & Bess with lithographs by Kara Walker

Photo by Lucy Gray for The Day of the Locust

Photograph by Lucy Gray for The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West.

'Aphrodite' watercolor by Wendy Artin

Watercolor by Wendy Artin for Stone from Delphi by Seamus Heaney.

'Cuff' Illustration by Stan Washburn

Illustration by Stan Washburn for The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.

Photograph by Michael Kenna for Thomas Jefferson's Paris Walks

Photograph by Michael Kenna for Thomas Jefferson's Paris Walks

Julie Mehretu print

Binding for Poetry of Sappho with prints by Julie Mehretu

Tom Holland art for A Delicate Balance

Tom Holland Illustration for A Delicate Balance

Miles Hyman illustration

Miles Hyman illustration for The Sundial

Raymond Pettibon image from South of Heaven

Cover for South of Heaven with images by Raymond Pettibon

Don Quixote
William Wiley image for
Don Quixote

Our Man in Havana illustration by William Hamilton
William Hamilton illustration for Our Man in Havana

I Love My Love
Page from I Love My Love with image by Kiki Smith

Mrs. Bridge cover

Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell,
with photographs by Laurie Simmons

The Nachman Stories by
Leonard Michaels

Structure of Rime covers

The Structure of Rime
by Robert Duncan,
with etchings by Frank Lobdell

Tono-Bungay book cover

Tono-Bungay, by H. G. Wells,
with art by Stan Washburn

Sampler cover

Sampler by Emily Dickinson,
with art by Kiki Smith

Boobus cover

The Boobus and the Bunnyduck, artist's book by Jess,
from a story by Michael McClure

Journey Round My Room

Journey Round My Room
by Xavier de Maistre,
with photographs
by Ross Anderson

Godot

Godot, an imaginary staging
by William T. Wiley

A Day in the Bleachers

A Day in the Bleachers
by Arnold Hano

Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of
Benjamin Franklin

Coney Island of the Mind

A Coney Island of the Mind
by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Gloria

Gloria by Bill Berkson

Orlando

Orlando by Virginia Woolf

Theory of Relativity

The Theory of Relativity
by Albert Einstein

Folio Bible

The Holy Bible


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