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Arion Press Special Sale

Arion Press is offering a very limited number of desirable and hard-to-find Arion titles, officially noted as out of print, from recently discovered inventory. This is an unusual opportunity to acquire Arion books that seldom appear on the rare books market. The prices are fixed and reflect current values, which are higher than the announced price at publication. Sales are made on a first come basis, so you are advised to act quickly. (Last updated 12/10/12.)

These books are generally in as-new condition. However, certain books are marked with an asterisk. Please call for details on the book's condition.

1.   Picture Poems by ANDREW HOYEM, catalogue of drawings with related writings, 1961-1974, for an exhibition at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1975.
Paper wrappers: $100.00

4.   A Travel Book by FRED MARTIN, with 78 drawings signed by Martin, 1976.
Variant binding with silkscreened, hand-colored print, signed: $1,000.00

8.   Shaped Poetry, edited by GLENN TODD, suite of 30 typographic prints, each on a different handmade paper in a wide range of typefaces and a variety of colors, presenting poems written in shapes from 300 b.c.e. to the present, with a volume of notes on the selections by Glenn Todd and Andrew Hoyem, 1981.
Original binding: $3,000.00

15. The Great Gatsby by F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, illustrated with 97 drawings by MICHAEL GRAVES.
Deluxe edition: Green cloth box with lid recessed for cast sculptural relief, designed by Michael Graves, of a three-dimensional site plan of the Gatsby estate, containing a limitation sheet, the book, and two matted original drawings for the book, signed by the artist. Edition of 50 copies, $5,000.00

17. Poems by WALLACE STEVENS, selected and with an introduction by Helen Vendler, with a frontispiece etching by JASPER JOHNS, signed, 1985.
Original binding: $5,000.00

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.
Variant binding: $650.00

19. The Big Sleep by RAYMOND CHANDLER, with an introduction by Lawrence Clark Powell and with 40 photographs by LOU STOUMEN, 1986.
Variant binding: $750.00

24. Captivity Narrative of Hannah Duston, events of 1697 related by Cotton Mather, John Greenleaf Whittier, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau, with an introduction by Glenn Todd and with 35 woodblock prints signed by RICHARD BOSMAN, 1987.
Variant binding: $750.00

26. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by LAURENCE STERNE, with an essay by Melvyn New and with 39 photo-collages (with excerpts from the novel) signed by JOHN BALDESSARI, presented separately in three volumes, 1988.
One extra Baldessari print (without book): $5,000.00

27. Ulysses by James Joyce, with 40 etchings by Robert Motherwell, 1988. Available only with extra suite of 22 Motherwell etchings, in portfolio box, signed and numbered by the artist.
[Note: This is the original edition of the book, with the bound-in Motherwell etchings.]
Original binding with extra Motherwell suite, $35,000

27. Ulysses by JAMES JOYCE, printer's edition, 1988.
[Note: In addition to the book edition of 150 copies, a text-only “printer's edition” without bound-in etchings was published. This edition is limited to 10 copies.]
Printer's edition in original binding, with extra suite: $30,000.00
Printer's edition in original binding: $5,000.00

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, 1989.
One copy is available of the deluxe edition of The World which includes a dry-point engraving printed without chine collé on larger sheets of British handmade paper measuring 17-1/4 by 12-1/2 inches. The print is presented in a folder imprinted with titling. Numbered and signed by the artist. From an Edition of 20 copies, $2,000.00

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Andrew Hoyem, Publisher
1802 Hays Street, The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129
Telephone: 415-668-2542
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