Poetry of Sappho || Julie Mehretu

Poetry of Sappho || Julie Mehretu

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Poems by Sappho in their original Greek
English translation by John Daley with Page duBois
Introduction by Page duBois
23 wood engravings by Anita Cowles Rearden
With twenty prints by Julie Mehretu

Signed by the artist

Optional portfolio of prints available

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Sappho is the only woman whose poetry survived from antiquity; what remains of her poems are fragments of a vanished whole, and all the more resonant for being so. Julie Mehretu’s calligraphic marks seem to be expressions of an ancient undecipherable literature.

This edition features facing pages of Greek texts and their English translations, with Mehretu’s double-page prints interspersed throughout. 

Production Details

  • Edition of 400 numbered copies for sale

  • Folio, 14-1/2 by 9-3/4 inches, 112 pages

  • Bound in vellum and printed cloth with gold titling, in slipcase

  • Arion Press publication #93, 2011

Read the full prospectus here.

A limited number of unbound books in sheets are available for bookbinders at a 15% discount.

Optional Portfolio of Prints

A portfolio of four additional prints, three of them hand-colored by the artist, is available alongside the book. The prints are relief, printed from polymer plates, from negatives scratched with an etching needle and from mylar overlays.

  • 40 suites, numbered and signed by the artist

  • 15 by 20 inches, on 300gsm cotton Revere paper

  • Housed in a green cloth and paper portfolio

  • $10,000; sold only with the book