Samarkand and Other Markets I Have Known

By: Wole Soyinka (b. 1934)

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LIMITED EDITION of 425 copies, this is number 29 of 399 numbered copies (the edition included 26 lettered copies), SIGNED by Soyinka, Kleinschmidt, and Hindley on the colophon. Designed and typeset by Victoria Hindley at the Red Butte Press, printed at the Marriott Library, University of Utah by John Balkwill with assistance from Marnie Powers-Torrey and Antonia Nelson, printed letterpress from photopolymer plates. The text was printed on a Vandercook 15-21 on Johannot paper, the color woodcuts were also printed letterpress, binding by Daniel Kelm, slipcase by Campbell Logan Bindery. Folio. 11 1/8 x 8 5/8 inches. Unpaginated. [21] pp. Double-page title page with multi-color woodcut, 3 full-page multi-color woodcuts, text printed in 2 colors; text clean, unmarked. Japanese Kyoshei-shi handmade paper over boards, open spine; binding square and tight. Dark purple cloth-covered slipcase with printed paper spine label; slipcase with a few very faint dust stains on the top edge, else fine. SIGNED on the colophon by the author, the designer, and the illustrator. Fine. Samarkand and Other Markets I Have Known is a monumental poem that draws on history, myth, and contemporary culture to explore the poignancy of human exchange as transacted on a daily basis in the world's great marketplaces. Both lyrical and ironic, the poem lays bare difficult religious, political, and social issues while celebrating the potential of the human spirit. "Wole Soyinka is a Nigerian playwright, poet and essayist. Soyinka was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first African honored in that category." Wikipedia. Robert Kleinschmidt's woodcut illustrations (Kleinschmidt is professor emeritus of printmaking at the University of Utah) intensify the richness of the poetry, adding to the reader's experience.

Title: Samarkand and Other Markets I Have Known

Author Name: Wole Soyinka (b. 1934)

Illustrator: Robert W. Kleinschmidt

Categories: Fine Press,

Edition: Limited Edition

Publisher: Salt Lake City, UT, Rainmaker Editions: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: GG818-010

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