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50. Genesis, translated from the Hebrew by Robert Alter, with art by Michael Mazur.

Genesis, translated from the Hebrew by Robert Alter, with facing Hebrew and English texts, and with a frontispiece two-color etching on chine-collé by Michael Mazur, 1996.

A detail of the two-color etching by Michael Mazur.This highly acclaimed new translation of the first book of the Bible by Professor Alter of the University of California, Berkeley, was issued simultaneously with the scholarly trade edition, published by W. W. Norton & Company in 1996. The Norton Genesis is included with the Arion edition so that the reader will have access to Alter's copious notes on the text and his decisions in translating. The Arion Genesis provides the Hebrew text from Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, printed from type set in Israel. The frontispiece print by Michael Mazur evokes the creation, as chaos congeals into recognizable forms.

THE BOOK : EDITION & PRICE

Format: 16-1/4 by 11-1/2 inches, 104 pages. The type for the Hebrew is Hadassah, set in photocomposition by El Ot Printing Enterprises, Tel Aviv. The type for the English is Lydian, set in photocomposition by M & H Type, San Francisco. Both texts printed by letterpress from photopolymer plates, in two colors, black and purple. The paper is handmade Prague, from the Velké Losiny mill in the Czech Republic. The intaglio printing for the frontispiece was done by the R. E. Townsend Studio, Georgetown, Massachusetts. The binding is non-adhesive, the sections hand sewn with linen thread into a heavy paper cover, purple Colombe, handmade at the Larroque et Pombié mill in France. The volume is presented in a chemise and slipcase covered in purple cloth. Numbered and signed by the artist and translator. Edition of 200 copies, $850.00. Out of print.

THE PRINT : EDITION & PRICES

"Genesis 1:5" print by Michael Mazur, same as frontispiece in Genesis, a two-color etching by Mazur, signed, 1996. Edition of 25, $450.00; framed, $550.00. Available.

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Detail of Genesis, Chapter 1, in English.

Detail of Chapter 1, Genesis, in English.

Detail of Genesis, Chapter 1, in Hebrew.

Detail of Chapter 1, Genesis, in Hebrew.


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Book Edition: The format is 16-1/4 by 11-1/2 inches, 104 pages, the sections hand-sewn with linen threat into a heavy paper cover, presented in a chemise and slipcase. Numbered and signed by the artist and translator. The edition is limited to 200 copies for sale. Price: $850. Out of print.

Print Edition: "Genesis: 1:5", two-color etching by Michael Mazur, signed, 1996. The edition is limited to 25 numbered prints for sale. Price, unframed: $450.

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