Item #CNAP007 Flatland. Edwin Abbott Abbott, Ray Bradbury, Andrew Hoyem, Introduction, Artist.


San Francisco: The Arion Press, 1980. Andrew Hoyem. Accordion. 14 by 7 inches, accordion-fold of 56 folded panels. Watercolors added by hand. The type is Univers, composed in Monotype, then reset by hand. The paper is T. H. Saunders hot-press finish, mouldmade. Bound in aluminum covers, in a hinged and clasped aluminum container. Numbered and signed by both Bradbury and Hoyem. Edition of 275 copies. Fine. Item #CNAP007

A satire about a two-dimensional world vexed by single- and multi-dimensionality that has been continuously in print since first published in 1884, enjoyed by young students of geometry and sophisticated physicists alike, and hailed as a precursor of science fiction.

Andrew Hoyem's radical design and illustrations realize many implications of the book, such as: the "volume" can be opened out flat to form a thirty-foot plane; the plane-geometrical citizens of Flatland are infinitely thin (holes in paper); they cast shadows; their edges glow.

This volume signed by Ray Bradbury at the end of his Introduction and by Andrew Hoyem at the Colophon. Please note that this is Copy #1, and is the last remaining copy with Andrew Hoyem.

___CONDITION: Please note that this copy is not in the original paper wrapping; the condition is fine overall, with some very light, stray marks on the aluminum case and a very small spot of wear at the bottom corner of the leaf mounted to the front board.

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Price: $10,000.00