Swiat/The World by Czeslaw Milosz, Art by Jim Dine, Arion Press, Limited to 200
Swiat/The World by Czeslaw Milosz
Illustrated with a Portrait of the Poet in Dry-Point Engraving by Jim Dine
Arion Press, 1989, Limited to 200 Copies
Signed by Czeslaw Milosz and Jim Dine
This is a signed limited edition of “Swiat/The World” published by the Arion Press in 1989 with a limitation of 200 copies. From the publisher, “Milosz, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature, wrote this sequence of poems in Warsaw in 1943, during the Nazi occupation, and it is considered among his greatest works. The English translation is his own. For the original Polish text, we ordered matrices to cast the special characters.”
Measuring 13.75” x 10” and containing 60 pages as well as an introductory essay by Helen Vendler and a portrait of the poet in dry-point engraving with chine collé by Jim Dine, the book is bound in boards with a brown cloth spine and yellow handmade paper for the sides. The types are Monotype Ehrhardt and handset Janson. The paper is Curtis Ruysdael with Intaglio printing by R. E. Townsend, Inc., Georgetown, Massachusetts.
Accompanying the book is the original prospectus.
The book is signed by Czeslaw Milosz on the half-title page and Jim Dine under his artist statement.
The book is in FINE condition with some minor surface wear to the front and back covers.
Photographs of the book and the cover of the prospectus appear in the photo section of the listing.
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