Arion Press Special Sale
Arion Press is offering for sale a limited number of desirable and hard-to-find Arion titles: some are officially noted as out of print, a few are from recently discovered inventory, and others are items placed on consignment by their owners. This offering represents 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, and supply is limited, so you are advised to act quickly. These books are generally in fine condition. (Last updated 6/17/13).
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.
4. A Travel Book by FRED MARTIN, with 78 drawings, many with colors. Signed by Martin, the author and artist, 1976. Variant binding with silkscreened, hand-colored print. From an edition of 200 copies of the book, and 26 copies of the print. $1,000.
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, 1982. Signed. Original binding. From an edition of 150 copies. $10,000.
13 Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (LP) by JOHN ASHBERY. The long playing record album which originally accompanied the Arion Press edition. The LP features a rare 1975 recording of Ashbery reading the title poem, liner notes by Helen Vendler across three sides of the gatefold sleeve, a full-scale color reproduction of the sixteenth-century painting by Parmigianino, "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror", on the front cover, and a photographic portrait of the poet by Richard Avedon on the back cover, 1984. Original pressing. $250.
18. The World Is Round by GERTRUDE STEIN, a story for children and adults, with pictures by CLEMENT HURD and with a companion volume, The World Is Not Flat by Edith Thacher Hurd, 1986. Variant binding. From an edition of 400 copies. $650.
19. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, the classic hardboiled crime novel, with an introductory essay by Lawrence Clark Powell, illustrated with 40 photographs (in the manner of motion picture stills) by LOU STOUMEN, signed by the photographer, 1986. Original binding. Edition of 400 copies. $1,200.
24. Captivity Narrative of Hannah Duston, an Indian captivity narrative from 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 by RICHARD BOSMAN, 1987. Signed by the artist. Variant binding. From an edition of 400 copies. $750.
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. Original binding. Edition of 300 copies. $150.
31. Poems of W. B. Yeats, selected and introduced by Helen Vendler, with 6 etchings by RICHARD DIEBENKORN, 1990. Signed. The book, from an edition of 400, in original binding. With extra suite of Diebenkorn prints, from an edition of 40. $30,000.
54. With the Night Mail by Rudyard Kipling, an important early work of 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 by the artist, 1998. Original binding, lacking the mailing envelope with a string-and-button closure, millennial commemorative stamp, and airmail label identifying title and author. Edition of 250 copies. $300.
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