Spirit of the River

By: Russell Banks (b. 1940)

Price: $675.00

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LIMITED EDITION of 415 copies, this is one of 26 lettered copies, being copy Z, 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. Quarter tan morocco spine, front cover label printed in black and red, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight. Housed in publisher's tan cloth clamshell case with black cloth edges, tan leather spine label titled in gilt; binding square and tight. 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: GG818-006

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