4. A Travel Book by Fred Martin.
A Travel Book, written and illustrated with 78 drawings by Fred Martin, 1976.
The author and artist, then dean of the San Francisco Art Institute, collaborated with Andrew Hoyem on the first Arion Press livre d'artiste. Entries from a diary kept by Martin during a journey more than halfway around the world and his selections from nineteenth-century travel writings are intricately combined with multi-color drawings on every page.
Format: 10-3/4 by 11-1/4 inches, 73 pages. The illustrations were printed in black from photo-engravings and in colors from linoleum blocks. The type is handset Inkunabula. The paper was specially made from cotton fiber by the Curtis Paper Company. The binding is full cloth, silk-screened, contained in an orange plexiglass slipcase. Signed by the artist and the publisher. Edition of 200 copies, $350.00. Out of print.*
* NOTE: A limited number of copies of A Travel Book with the extra silk-screened print is currently available. Book in new condition, variant binding, with signed print from a print edition of 26 copies, $1,000.00. (Variant binding: Bound in purple Japanese bookcloth, with title stamped in gold on the front cover and spine. Matching cloth slipcase). Please contact us for purchasing information.