PRICE, REYNOLDS and JACOB ROQUET
Title Oracles Six Versions from the Bible by Reynolds Price. With etchings
Binding Bound red cloth stamped in gold
Book Condition Very Good. Covers filled with geometrical design in gold so that at least half of each cover is gold.
Highlights Jacob Roquet Signed, Limited Edition with Six Edtching by Jacob Roquet 1977
Location Published Durham, The Friends of Duke University Library
Inscription Nancy Hanks' copy with her blindstamp on the title
Book Number 16779
PRICE, REYNOLDS and JACOB ROQUET. Oracles Six Versions from the Bible by Reynolds Price. With etchings by Jacob Roquet. [Woodcut--seal Duke U.] Durham, The Friends of Duke University Library, 1977. Octavo.
Bound red cloth stamped in gold, covers filled with geometrical design in gold so that at least half of each cover is gold.
Nancy Hanks' copy with her blindstamp on the title page. Prospectus addressed to Nancy Hanks with the book. Bookplate of M.S. Carothers on front paste-down endpaper. Title printed in red and black.
Collation: three gatherings of 8, 6 & 8 leaves with the first and last two leaves forming the paste-down and the free endpaper. No pagination. Six etchings tipped in. "Oracles is published in an edition of 300 copies each signed and numbered by the translator and illustrator. 250 are for public sale. The volume was designed & printed by Wesley B. Tanner & produced by Jack Shoemaker. The binding pattern is based on a thirteenth century mosaic in the Church of S. Giovanni battista in Florence. The production of this book was made possible by a grant from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. No. 129."--last page. This is followed by the signatures of the author and illustrator. Contents is 6 portions of the Bible (Deuteronomy 32, Genesis 34, Numbers 12, Luke 1, John 9, Revelation 3-4). Each one of these is illustrated by one of Jacob Roquet's haunting etchings of the characters in the scripture portion. A beautifully printed and illustrated book.
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