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Poetry of Sappho

Title
Poetry of Sappho / introduction by Page duBois ; with wood engravings by Anita Cowles Rearden ; in Greek with English translation by John Daley with Page duBois ; interspersed with twenty prints by Julie Mehretu.
Author
Sappho
Publication
San Francisco : The Arion Press, MMXI [2011].
Supplementary Content
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TextRestricted use *KP+ (Arion) 16-58Schwarzman Building - Rare Book Collection Room 328

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Additional Authors
  • Sappho.
  • Daley, John (Poet)
  • DuBois, Page
  • Hoyem, Andrew
  • Mehretu, Julie, 1970-
  • Rearden, Anita Cowles, 1861-1944
  • Arion Press, printer, publisher.
  • Cartiere Enrico Magnani, papermaker.
Description
111 unnumbered pages : illustrations; 38 cm
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Louise and Leonard Riggio.
Alternative Title
Sappho
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Love poetry.
  • Livres d'artistes – United States – 21st century.
  • Typefaces (Type evidence) – Garamont.
  • Typefaces (Type evidence) – Garamond Greek (Adobe)
Note
  • "The edition is limited to 400 numbered copies for sale and 26 lettered copies for complimentary distribution ... All copies are signed by the artist"--Colophon.
  • Forty copies of the book are accompanied by a portfolio containing an extra suite of 4 prints with title "Sapphic strophes"; there were also 5 artist's proofs and 5 printer's proofs of the suite.
  • "Poetry of Sappho is the ninety-third publication of the Arion Press ... The types are Garamont, designed by Frederic Goudy, set by hand for the translations and in Monotype composition-casting for the introduction, and digital Adobe Garamond Greek in computer-generated composition made into polymer plates for the Greek texts. The images by Julie Mehretu were printed from polymer plates and made from negatives with the emulsion scratched by the artist with an etching needle for the linear art and from scans of overlay images drawn by the artist. The wood engravings by Anita Cowles Rearden date from the 1870s and were made for a book on Sappho and Alcæus written by her husband, Judge Timothy Rearden, but never published. Original woodblocks and electrotypes made from them, on loan from the library of the Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco, were used for the printing. The presswork is by letterpress, on Italian mouldmade Revere paper. The book was designed and produced by Andrew Hoyem with the assistance of Blake Riley, Brian Ferrett, David Johnston, Christopher Godek, Mark Sarigianis, Lewis Mitchell, Sarah Songer, Rochelle Youk, Leif Erlandsson, Rachel Hooper, Lyssa Black, and Diana Ketcham"--Colophon.
  • Contains 20 double-page illustrations by Julie Mehretu, printed from polymer plates. On title page and in introduction and colophon are 23 small wood engravings by Anita Cowles Rearden.
Indexed In (note)
  • Bibliography of the Arion Press
Language (note)
  • Greek text and English translation on opposite pages.
Binding (note)
  • Publisher's quarter white vellum and illustrated light green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine: "Sappho." Issued in light green cloth and dark green paper-covered slipcase. "The sections are handsewn with linen thread over vellum tapes that are laced through the joints of the spine, which is also of vellum, stamped in gold with the poets name. The boards are covered with a fine binding cloth manufactured in Germany, of a light green color, imprinted with a portion of an image from the extra suite of prints in darker green. The book is presented in a cloth and paper covered slipcase with spine stamping similar to the book's"--Prospectus.
Call Number
*KP+ (Arion) 16-58
OCLC
759855271
Author
Sappho, author.
Title
Poetry of Sappho / introduction by Page duBois ; with wood engravings by Anita Cowles Rearden ; in Greek with English translation by John Daley with Page duBois ; interspersed with twenty prints by Julie Mehretu.
Publisher
San Francisco : The Arion Press, MMXI [2011].
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Local Note
Rare Books copy is no. 243; signed in pencil by Julie Mehretu. Without the extra suite of prints.
Indexed In:
Bibliography of the Arion Press, entry 93
Language
Greek text and English translation on opposite pages.
Binding
Volume: Publisher's quarter white vellum and illustrated light green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine: "Sappho." Issued in light green cloth and dark green paper-covered slipcase. "The sections are handsewn with linen thread over vellum tapes that are laced through the joints of the spine, which is also of vellum, stamped in gold with the poets name. The boards are covered with a fine binding cloth manufactured in Germany, of a light green color, imprinted with a portion of an image from the extra suite of prints in darker green. The book is presented in a cloth and paper covered slipcase with spine stamping similar to the book's"--Prospectus.
Local Note
Rare Books copy accompanied by prospectus (12 unnumbered pages in green paper covers : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits).
Rare Books copy accompanied by additional prospectus, "Announcement of the addition of colors to the extra suite of prints by Julie Mehretu, published in 2011 with the artist book Poetry of Sappho and enhanced in 2013 and offered for sale by the Arion Press (3 unnumbered pages on 1 folded sheet : 4 illustrations (3 color)).
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Publisher's description
Place of Publication
United States California San Francisco.
Added Author
Sappho. Works. Selections (2011)
Sappho. Works. Selections (2011). English.
Daley, John (Poet), translator.
DuBois, Page, writer of introduction, translator.
Hoyem, Andrew, book designer.
Mehretu, Julie, 1970- illustrator.
Rearden, Anita Cowles, 1861-1944, illustrator.
Arion Press, printer, publisher.
Cartiere Enrico Magnani, papermaker.
Spine Title
Sappho
Research Call Number
*KP+ (Arion) 16-58
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