The Firebird's Nest

By: Salman Rushdie (b. 1947)

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LIMITED EDITION of 26 lettered copies and 99 numbered copies, this is copy number 40, SIGNED on the colophon by Salman Rushdie, Victoria Hindley, and Alfredo Benavidez Bedoya. This volume was designed and typeset by Victoria Hindley at the Red Butte Press in the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, printed by Marnie Powers-Torrey and Jennifer Sorensen from photopolymer plates on a Vandercook 15-21 on Somerset Velvet paper using Poliphilus for the text typeface and Acolyte display typeface, bindings and boxes are handmade by Craig Jensen at BookLab II in Texas. Four original linocuts and dingbat by Alfredo Benavidez Bedoya. Folio. 11 3/4 x 7 3/8 inches. Unpaginated. [24] pp. Color linocut frontispiece, 3 additional full-page color linocut illustrations by Bedoya, Rainmaker Editions printer's mark on the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Yellow kangaroo-skin spine, blind-stamped black paper over boards, yellow Japanese paper endpapers; binding square and tight. Housed in a clamshell box with yellow kangaroo leather spine, covered in black Japanese cloth and lined with black Fabriano Ingres paper. SIGNED on the colophon by the author, designer, and illustrator. Fine. "The Firebird's Nest" first appeared in the New Yorker, Vol. 73, No. 17, June 23 and 30, 1997, and has appeared in other short story anthologies. "Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie is a British Indian novelist and essayist. Much of his fiction is set on the Indian subcontinent. He combines magical realism with historical fiction; his work is concerned with the many connections, disruptions, and migrations between Eastern and Western civilizations." Wikipedia. All of these elements appear in The Firebird's Nest. The firebird is a metaphor for patriarchal Indian cultural values, while the American woman in the story who extinguishes the firebird is a symbol for the imperialism of American culture globally. Not an easy read for a lover of non-fiction, such as yours truly, due to the story's switching between a seemingly objective story-telling to magical-realism, but a pleasure to read in it present format, printed lovingly on Somerset Velvet paper with the vibrantly colored full-page linocuts by Argentine designer Alfredo Benavidez Bedoya. 7 copies Worldcat.

Title: The Firebird's Nest

Author Name: Salman Rushdie (b. 1947)

Illustrator: Alfredo Benavidez Bedoya (b. 1951)

Categories: Fine Press,

Edition: Limited Edition

Publisher: N.P., Rainmaker Editions: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: GG818-012

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