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The Temple of Flora. Twenty-eight drypoint-engravings...with Botanical notes compiled and poetry selected by Glenn Todd & Nancy Dine by  Jim (b.1935) DINE - Hardcover - Signed - 1984 - from Riverrun Books & Manuscripts (SKU: 403909)

The Temple of Flora. Twenty-eight drypoint-engravings...with Botanical notes compiled and poetry selected by Glenn Todd & Nancy Dine

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The Temple of Flora. Twenty-eight drypoint-engravings...with Botanical notes compiled and poetry selected by Glenn Todd & Nancy Dine

by DINE, Jim (b.1935)

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San Francisco: The Arion Press, 1984. Folio (20 1/2 x 14 inches). 28 drypoint etchings, combining engraving and drypoint, using hand and electric tools, by Jim Dine, plus an additional print on chine colle from the second state of the frontispiece (entitled "Details from Nancy's Garden"), signed by Dine, laid in separate printed folder. Original quarter green morocco, gilt-lettered on spine; custom cloth box with an inset bas-relief sculpture designed by Dine and cast by Ron Dillon, representing Flora's temple gate on upper cover. LIMITED EDITION OF JIM DINE'S TEMPLE OF FLORA, number 158 of 175 copies signed by the artist and containing an additional signed print from an edition of 175. Dine's modern reinterpretation of John Thornton's 1807 work - one of the greatest of all botanical color-plate books - of the same name. Edited by Glenn Todd and Nancy Dine; with botanical notes compiled by Glenn Todd; poetry by John Ashbery, Richard G. Barnes, Hart Crane, Robert Creeley, E. E. Cummings, Hilda Doolittle, Robert Graves, Thom Gunn, Robert Hass, Andrew Hoyem, Ronald Johnson, Denise Levertov, Josephine Miles, Frank O'Hara, Ron Padgett, Robert Pinsky, Sylvia Plath, Ezra Pound, Kenneth Rexroth, James Schuyler, Edith Sitwell, Wallace Stevens, Philip Whalen, Jonathan Williams, and William Carlos Williams; and with 28 dry-point engravings by Jim Dine. "Our edition is a modern conceit: Dine used many of its color mezzotints as models for his own floral prints; its marriage of botanical information, philosophical commentary, and poetry was emulated by our editors; and the design of the volume is on a similarly sumptuous scale. While the later botany may be more exacting, Dine's renderings are less so, yet far more expressive. Some of the poems were commissioned to be written especially for this edition" (Arion Press) The type is Monotype and handset Romulus. The paper is Rives BFK. Intaglio printing by R. E. Townsend, Inc., Georgetown, Massachusetts. Bound in boards with green goatskin spine and grey-green cloth sides; enclosed in a grey-green cloth box with inset bas-relief "Flora's Temple Gate" by Jim Dine, cast in bonded bronze, on the lid. Offered directly from the personal archives of Jim Dine. .

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Bookseller
Riverrun Books & Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
403909
Title
The Temple of Flora. Twenty-eight drypoint-engravings...with Botanical notes compiled and poetry selected by Glenn Todd & Nancy Dine
Author
DINE, Jim (b.1935)
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Arion Press
Place of Publication
San Francisco
Date published
1984
Keywords
Consigned
Bookseller catalogs
Illustrated Books; Fine Press;

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Founded in 1978 and purchased in 2016 by Thomas Lecky, Riverrun specializes in fine, rare, and unusual books from all periods and genres. There are large holdings in art, photography, artists' books, fine printing, books about books, literature, signed and inscribed books, early printing, and Americana. We have thousands of books not listed online in these and many other fields, and are constantly sourcing new material from private collections and public auction. Please let us know if we can help you locate something not listed in our stock. We are members of the ABAA and are certified members of the Appraiser's Association of America.

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