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My Visit to Arion Press, Part Three – Books (1st Set)

In previous articles concerning my recent visit to Arion Press, I covered the equipment and art to be found in their facilities. Of course, what most of you want to see is their beautiful books, which is, after all, Arion’s raison d’être.  Seeing all of the editions that have been created by Arion Press is a wonderful experience. What strikes me as most impressive is the wide range of design styles they have mastered. Every book is unique, different from every other that has come from the press.  The only constant is the quality and beauty of the end product.

Because of personal preference when it comes to artistic choices, some books strike a stronger chord with me than others, but I would be proud and happy to have each and every Arion Press edition in my personal library. Having said that, of the books you will see below, I was most drawn to The Constitution of the United States (simply amazing quality, just look below at the beauty of the cover, the hand drawn initial letters and the hand made paper); The Maltese Falcon (stunning mood setting photographs); and With the Night Mail (all in all one ‘cool’ book!).

During my visit to Arion Press, I saw a lot of books and took a lot of pictures, so I am breaking this ‘Books’ installment into two parts.  In this post, I will cover the books that I was able to get multiple photographs of.  A subsequent installment, the final one, will include many more books not included in this post, mostly those in which I was only able to get one or two pictures of.

Without further ado, please feast your eyes on the pictures below. I recommend locking away your wallet for a few days after viewing these! Most can be found in the secondary market, while Arion Press itself has a handful of these titles in stock.

(All pictures on Books and Vines are exclusively provided to highlight and visualize the work being reviewed.  A side benefit, hopefully, is encouraging healthy sales of fine press books for the publishers and fine retailers that specialize in these types of books (of which Books and Vines has no stake or financial interest). Please note that works photographed are copyrighted by the publisher, author and/or illustrator as indicated in the articles. Permission to use contents from these works for anything outside of fair use purposes must come directly from the copyright owner and no permission is granted or implied to use photo’s found on Books and Vines for any purpose that would infringe on the rights of the copyright owner.)

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby, Arion Press, Cover.
The Great Gatsby, Arion Press, Book in Slipcase
The Great Gatsby, Arion Press, Title Page
The Great Gatsby, Arion Press, Sample Pages with Text and Illustrations
The Great Gatsby, Arion Press, Second Sample Pages with Text and Illustrations
The Great Gatsby, Arion Press, Colophon

American Buffalo, David Mamet

American Buffalo, Arion Press, Cover
American Buffalo, Arion Press, Title Page
American Buffalo, Arion Press, Signatures
American Buffalo, Arion Press, Sample Pages with Text and Illustration
American Buffalo, Arion Press, Second Sample Pages with Text and Illustration

 The Constitution on the United States

The Constitution of the United States of America, Arion Press, Slipcase
The Constitution, Arion Press, Cover
The Constitution, Arion Press, Sample Page with Text
The Constitution, Arion Press, Second Sample Pages with Text

Shakespeare’s Sonnets, William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Arion Press, Book in Slipcase
Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Arion Press, Cover
Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Arion Press, Title Page
Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Arion Press, Sample Pages with Text

With the Night Mail, Rudyard Kipling

With the Night Mail by Rudyard Kipling, Arion Press
With the Night Mail, Arion Press, Cover
With the Night Mail, Arion Press, Title Page
With the Night Mail, Arion Press, Sample Pages with Text and Illustration
With the Night Mail, Arion Press, Second Sample Pages with Text and Illustration
With the Night Mail, Arion Press, Third Sample Pages with Text and Illustration

The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett

The Maltese Falcon, Arion Press, Slipcase
The Maltese Falcon, Arion Press, Cover
The Maltese Falcon, Arion Press, Endpages
The Maltese Falcon, Arion Press, Title Page
The Maltese Falcon, Arion Press, Sample Page with Text and Photograph
The Maltese Falcon, Arion Press, Second Sample Page with Text and Photograph
The Maltese Falcon, Arion Press, Third Sample Page with Text and Photograph
The Maltese Falcon, Arion Press, Fourth Sample Page with Text and Photograph

Ulysses, James Joyce

Ulysses (book in slipcase) by James Joyce, with 40 etchings, of which 20 are in color, by Robert Motherwell, signed, 1988.
Ulysses, Arion Press, Cover
Ulysses, Arion Press, Title Page
Ulysses, Arion Press, Sample Pages with Text
Ulysses, Arion Press, Sample Pages with Text and Illustration
Ulysses, Arion Press, Cover of Extra Suite of Etchings
Ulysses, Arion Press, Colophon for Extra Suite of Etchings
Ulysses, Arion Press, from Extra Suite of Etchings
Ulysses, Arion Press, from Extra Suite of Etchings

A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol, Arion Press, Slipcases
A Christmas Carol, Arion Press, Slipcase Front
A Christmas Carol, Arion Press, Slipcase Front for Extra Prints
A Christmas Carol, Arion Press, Sample Pages with Text and Illustration
A Christmas Carol, Arion Press, Second Sample Pages with Text and Illustration
A Christmas Carol, Arion Press, Inside the Slipcase with the Extra Prints
A Christmas Carol, Arion Press, Colophon

 Paradise Lost, John Milton

Paradise Lost, Arion Press, Book in Slipcase
Paradise Lost, Arion Press, Title Page
Paradise Lost, Arion Press, Sample Page with Text
Paradise Lost, Arion Press, Second Sample Pages with Text
Paradise Lost, Arion Press, Colophon

Genesis

Genesis, Arion Press, Chemise
Genesis, Arion Press, Title Page
Genesis, Arion Press, Sample Pages with Text
Genesis, Arion Press, Second Sample Pages with Text
Genesis, Arion Press, Colophon

Godot, William T. Wiley

Godot, Arion Press, Slipcase
Godot, Arion Press, Cover
Godot, Arion Press, Title Page
Godot, Arion Press, Sample Page with Text and Illustrations
Godot, Arion Press, Second Sample Page with Text and Illustrations
Godot, Arion Press, Third Sample Page with Text and Illustrations
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