Red Hen Press, 1995. 12 x 15. Each essay, printed in brown, is preceded by a blind-embossed shell and followed by a sepia mezzotint. Mezzotints are interleaved with Japanese Unryushi. Quarter brown morocco & cloth by the Gwasg Gregynog bindery, with a brown morocco onlay of angel-wing shells. Slipcase is faintly spotted along the open edges; the book is fine. Item #8058
One of 40 copies, signed by the artist, who has printed this work in Baskerville types on Somerset paper. Shirley Jones describes this as "a multi-layered work which explores the gulf between Man's ideals & the realization of those ideals." The essays are by Aristotle, Thucydides, Pindar, T. S. Eliot, Mao Tse-tung, and Christopher Hill. The blind-printed shell is a symbol of the ideal.