Item #CNAP055b The Alienist [with suite of 4 relief prints]. Machado de Assis, Alfred MacAdam, Carroll Dunham, Afterword, Artist.

The Alienist [with suite of 4 relief prints]

San Francisco: The Arion Press, 1998. Carroll Dunham. Hardcover. The book is in a large oblong format, 10 by 14 inches, consisting of 80 pages, 56 pages for the text on cream paper and 24 pages for the 12 drawings on green paper. The paper is German mouldmade Bugra. The types are Gill Sans Medium for the text, and Gill Sans Bold for display, composed in Monotype, with Gill Sans Cameo Ruled for initials and display, handset. The type and photopolymer plates for the drawings were printed by letterpress. The binding is full green cloth with green paper labels for titling and two drawings, enclosed in a cloth and paper slipcase. Edition of 250. A suite of four prints by Carroll Dunham is entitled "The Alienist's House". These are larger images that relate to and expand upon those in the book. The paper size is 18-1/2 by 22 inches. The prints are numbered and signed by the artist and are presented, with a title page that includes edition information, in a full green cloth portfolio with green paper labels. Edition of 30. This item is for both the book and the suite, at a price of $3,650. New. Item #CNAP055b

Machado de Assis, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1839, is considered the greatest Latin American novelist of the nineteenth century and the precursor to Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Carlos Fuentes, and Manuel Puig in the twentieth. Best known for two satiric novels: The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas (1880) and Dom Casmurro (1899), Machado de Assis also wrote many shorter works.

The novella, "The Alienist", newly translated by Alfred Mac Adam, professor of Latin American literature at Barnard College and Columbia University and a respected translator of Latin American fiction, is a hilarious indictment of nineteenth-century science, in which an alienist - the nineteenth-century equivalent of a psychiatrist - attempts to discover a foolproof means to distinguish sanity from madness.

The extra suite of four relief prints are different from those in the book, and are encased in a portfolio of green cloth.

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Price: $3,650.00