Spirit of the River

By: Russell Banks (b. 1940)

Price: $675.00

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LIMITED EDITION of 425 copies, this is number 129 of 399 numbered copies, SIGNED by Russell Banks and Barry Moser on the colophon. Designed by Barry Moser, printed letterpress from photopolymer plates by Bradley Hutchinson, Austin, Texas. Illustrations printed from original blocks designed and engraved by Barry Moser. Printed on Magnani paper manufactured by Cartiere Enrico Magnani in Pescia, Italy. Binding and box by Jace Graf at Cloverleaf Studio, Austin Texas. Small 4to. 9 3/8 x 6 1/2 inches. 53, [3] pp. Frontispiece and 2 full-page engraved illustrations by Barry Moser, title page printed in red and black inks, red initials; text clean and unmarked. Tan cloth, spine and front cover labels printed in red and black; binding square and tight. In the original slipcase with cloth on the top and bottom edges, spine and sides in brown cloth with spine of slip case title in black ink. SIGNED by the author and the illustrator. Fine. The copyright page tells us that this story of an American who enters war-torn Liberia is an excerpt from a novel in progress called Mammi Watta. This is likely a reference to Banks' 2004 novel "The Darling", a novel narrated by white American liberal Hannah Musgrave. Spirit of the River examines Hannah's return to Liberia and a chimpanzee rescue sanctuary she establishes in Liberia.

Title: Spirit of the River

Author Name: Russell Banks (b. 1940)

Illustrator: Barry Moser (b. 1940)

Categories: Fine Press,

Edition: Limited Edition

Publisher: La Vegas, NV, Rainmaker Editions: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: GG818-004

Keywords: Russell Banks, Barry Moser, Spirit of the River, Bradley Hutchinson, Enrico Magnani, Jace Graf, Cloverleaf Studio