Poems by Wallace Stevens. Jasper JOHNS, Wallace Stevens.
Poems by Wallace Stevens.

Poems by Wallace Stevens.

JOHNS, Jasper. Poems. By Wallace Stevens. Selected with an introduction by Helen Vendler. 280 pp. Illustrated with an original signed frontispiece etching by Jasper Johns. 4to., 300 x 210 mm, bound in blue goatskin spine and fore-edges with blue and white boards. San Francisco: Arion Press, 1985.

An important piece of twentieth century American bookmaking, with the superbly printed collection of Stevens's poems accompanied by an important etching by Johns. The Johns etching was printed at ULAE, Inc. The text comprises a selection of 122 of Stevens' best and most representative poems. This book has been in great demand largely for the frontispiece etching, and due to the fact that Johns signed the etching itself instead of the colophon, if there are one hundred copies of this book with the etching still intact, it would be a miracle. Limited Edition of 326 copies printed letterpress by Andrew Hoyem at the Arion Press in Bembo type on English mould-made paper. A minor wear to the spine, otherwise fine.

Rosenthal, Jasper Johns Work Since 1974, p. 89. Arion Press Checklist 17. Johnson, Artists' Books in the Modern Era 1870-2000 No. 164

Item nr. 168880
Price: $5,500.00

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