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Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite
(Ontario, Canada): Shanty Bay Press (2003), 2003. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Bachinski, Walter. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 30 p. Signed by Book Designer and Artist. Limited edition of 100 copies (plus 10 NFS), this no. 33, SIGNED by both Janis Butler and Walter Bachinski of Shanty Bay Press, this being the third publication of the Press.The Homeric Hymns are a collection of thirty-three anonymous Ancient Greek hymns celebrating individual gods, and are only termed "Homeric" in the sense that they come from the earliest times of Greek book-literature (N.B., info from Wikipedia). This hymn is to Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, and the pochoir illustrations glow with a youth and beauty appropriate to Aphrodite herself.***DESCRIPTION: Bound in ivory Torinoko Gampi paper over a yellow cloth shelfback, yellow cloth fore-edges, gold endpapers, duotone woodcut on the title page, coloured initial capital letter, three full-page, full-color pochoir woodcuts, two duotone woodcuts in addition to the one on the title page and a smaller one on the colophon page; type Bembo, on Somerset Satin paper, designed by Walter Bachinski and Janis Butler, the woodcuts and pochoir illustrations by Walter Bachinski; folio size (approximately 13" tall), unpaginated with 15 leaves total (including illustrations, excluding blanks); limited edition of 100 copies for sale, this no. 33, signed by Janis Butler and Walter Bachinsk on the colophon page. The slipcase is covered in a yellow cloth matching the volume's spine and fore-edge.***CONDITION: Fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with no rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings; the publisher's slipcase is also fine.***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details.***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.
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