San Francisco: The Arion Press, 2005. Michener, Diana. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Number 41 of 426 copies, folio size, 167 pp., signed by photographer Diana Michener. Fine. Item #18052101
As was so aptly stated by the publisher: "Orlando has an unrivaled place in the history of English fiction. Orlando is the most imaginative, indeed fantastical, creation of this legendarily individualistic writer". For this publication, Andrew Hoyem wished to offer readers a new visual experience, and so invited Diana Michener to provide photographs that suggest historic periods and the passage of time. The photographs are presented as fold-out montages, presenting varying views that further lend to the fantasy aspect of this "fantastical creation."
___DESCRIPTION: Bound by hand, in a shimmering tan-gold cloth cover with printed paper labels on the front and back, title in white lettering on the front and spine, navy blue laid paper endpapers, title page in red and black, twelve fold-outs for the photographs which are in full colour, revealed as three panels of differing widths (a total of 93 photographs were scaled and designed to fit within the foldouts); letterpress printed, types Century Bold and Century Expanded, paper Mohawk Superfine, folio size (13.25" by 10.25"), pagination: (1)-160, Index (161-163), blank (164), Artist's Note (165), blank (166), colophon (167), plus the twelve fold-outs not including in page count; limited edition of 400 (plus 26 NFS), this no. 41, signed by the photographer in pencil on the Artist's Note page. Matching publisher's slipcase bound in the same tan-gold cloth, paper pastedowns on both sides, white lettering on the spine. The seventy-second publication of the Arion Press.
___CONDITION: Fine; the white lettering on the spine unrubbed, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings - clean, crisp, as new from the publisher. The slipcase is also fine, clean and without rubbing, strong and sturdy. A spectacular presentation.
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