Arion Press Price List 2017
The following Arion Press price list shows all fine press publications currently available, including those titles where only a few copies remain in inventory from the original limited edition, as well as trade editions for selected titles. The listing is in reverse chronological order, giving publication number, author, title, author of introduction, artist, year of publication, edition size, and price, as well as prints and portfolios with original art as applicable.
For a more detailed description of a particular publication, click on the book title, and you will be taken to the complete catalogue for a full bibliographical entry. Trade editions of certain Arion Press publications are also available. To order or obtain more information about individual titles, please contact Arion Press. Publications can be viewed at and purchased from the Press in San Francisco.
109. Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor, screenplays by William Bentley and twenty artworks by John Baldessari, April 2017. Book edition: 300, $700.
108. The Little of our Earthly Trust, poetry by Elizabeth Bishop, selected and with an introduction by Helen Vendler and with twenty-four prints by John Newman, signed by the artist, November 2016. Book edition: 300, $1,200.
107. Pedro Páramo, by Juan Rulfo, with a new introduction by Alfred Mac Adam, with 10 two-sided color prints by Enrique Chagoya, signed by the artist, 2016. Book Edition: 300, $850.
106. Bouvard & Pécuchet, by Gustave Flaubert, translated and with an introduction by Mark Polizzotti, June 2016. Book edition 300, $750.
105. Bibliography of The Arion Press: The First One Hundred Books, with foreword by Kevin Starr; introduction by Glenn Todd; prologue by Peter Kraus; preface by Andrew Hoyem, December 2015.
104. The Lulu Plays, by FRANK WEDEKIND, illustrated by WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, signed by the artist, September 2015. Book edition 400. Price: $2,000.00.
103. Grabhorn Press 1920-1965 and Beyond, an illustrated catalogue for an exhibition at the Grolier Club, May 13 through August 1, 2015, with introduction and commentaries by ANDREW HOYEM and bibliographical entries by associate curator Dr. SIMRAN THADANI, May 2015. Price: $65.00.
102. The Leopard, the novel by GIUSEPPE DI LAMPEDUSA, with a foreword and appendix by GIOACCHINO LANZA TOMASI, and with 32 photographs in color by GIOVAN BATTISTA POLETTO, January 2015. Book edition 400. Price: $750.00.
101. What the End is For, a selection of poetry by JORIE GRAHAM, with 16 prints by JULIAN LETHBRIDGE, and an introductory essay by HELEN VENDLER, signed by the artist, December 2014.
99. Animal Farm, the novel by GEORGE ORWELL, introduction by PETER STANSKY, with 24 prints by JONATHAN HAMMER, signed by the artist, December 2013.
98. Porgy & Bess, the libretto by DUBOSE HEYWARD and IRA GERSHWIN, with 16 lithorgraphs by KARA WALKER, signed by the artist, November 2013. Book edition 360. Price: $1,750.00.
97. The Day of the Locust, the novel by NATHANAEL WEST, with an introduction by DAVID THOMSON, and twenty photographs by LUCY GRAY, July 2013. Book edition 400. Price: $650.00.
96. Stone from Delphi, poems with classical references by SEAMUS HEANEY, selected and with an introduction by HELEN VENDLER, with sixteen watercolor drawings by WENDY ARTIN, November 2012. Book edition 300. Price: $1,200.00
95. The Moonstone, by WILKIE COLLINS, with thirty-four illustrations by STAN WASHBURN, September 2012. Book edition 300. Price: $600.00
94. Thomas Jefferson’s Paris Walks, text by DIANA KETCHAM, with forty-six photographs by MICHAEL KENNA, and period maps of Jefferson’s Paris, June 2012. Book edition 400. Price: $600.00.
93. Poetry of Sappho, in Greek with new English translations by JOHN DALEY with PAGE DUBOIS, with 20 prints by JULIE MEHRETU, November 2011. Book edition 360. Price: $1,750.00. Suite of 4 prints in portfolio (images not in book). Book & suite edition 40. $11,750.00.
92. EDWARD ALBEE, A Delicate Balance, with four color prints by TOM HOLLAND, September 2011. Book edition 300. Price: $500.00.
91. SHIRLEY JACKSON, The Sundial, with 15 illustrations by MILES HYMAN, and an essay by Diane Johnson, June 2011. Book edition: 300. Price: $500.00.
90. JIM THOMPSON, South of Heaven, with 44 illustrations by RAYMOND PETTIBON, November 2010. Book edition: 400. Price: $500.00
89. MIGUEL DE CERVANTES, Don Quixote, Book II of the novel, translated by Edith Grossman, with 55 prints by WILLIAM T. WILEY, October 2010. Available with extra Wiley print.
88. GRAHAM GREENE, Our Man in Havana, with 28 illustrations by WILLIAM HAMILTON, and an introduction by Christopher Buckley, May 2010.
87. HELEN ADAM, I Love My Love, the fourteen-stanza ballad with 16 prints by KIKI SMITH, in accordion-fold format, in box, November 2009.
86. MIGUEL DE CERVANTES, Don Quixote, Book I of the novel, translated by Edith Grossman, with 42 prints by WILLIAM T. WILEY, November 2009. Available with extra Wiley print.
85. EVAN S. CONNELL, Mrs. Bridge, with 68 photographs in color and black-and-white by LAURIE SIMMONS, 2009.
84. LEONARD MICHAELS, The Nachman Stories, the collected edition of eight short stories, with nine photographic portraits of the artist, and essays by Robert Hass and Robert Pinsky, 2009.
83. ROBERT DUNCAN, The Structure of Rime, with two etchings by FRANK LOBDELL inset in the front and back covers, and accompanied by a third separate print, 2008. Available with twelve larger color etchings by Lobdell.
82. H. G. WELLS, Tono-Bungay, with 14 portraits by STAN WASHBURN, 2008.
81. EMILY DICKINSON, Sampler, selection of 200 poems with 206 prints by KIKI SMITH, 2007.
80. JESS, The Boobus and the Bunnyduck, facsimile of a unique artist book made in 1957 from a children's story by MICHAEL McCLURE, in accordion-fold format, in box with booklet, 2007.
78. XAVIER DE MAISTRE, Journey Round My Room, with photographs and a housing for the book by ROSS ANDERSON, 2007.
77. WILLIAM T. WILEY, Godot, an imaginary staging of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, with an introduction by David Littlejohn, program note and synopsis by Andrew Hoyem, and an afterword by William T. Wiley, 2006.
76. ARNOLD HANO, A Day in the Bleachers, with illustrations by MARK ULRIKSEN, 2006.
75. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, 2006.
74. LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI, A Coney Island of the Mind, with portraiture by R. B. KITAJ, 2005.
73. BILL BERKSON, Gloria, twenty-eight poems by Bill Berkson with twenty-five etchings by ALEX KATZ, 2005.
72. VIRGINIA WOOLF, Orlando, A Biography, the novel, with ninety-three color photographs by DIANA MICHENER, 2005.
71. ALBERT EINSTEIN, The Theory of Relativity, a centennial edition of the two key papers of 1905, with foreword, annotations, and afterword by Professor Richard A. Muller of the University of California at Berkeley, 2005.
69. WILLIAM BLAKE, a portfolio of thirteen facsimiles of watercolor drawings to accompany the Arion Press edition of Paradise Lost, publication no. 64. Descriptions and commentaries by Robert N. Essick and John T. Shawcross, 2004.
68. MOLIÈRE, Tartuffe, a comedy in five acts, translated and with an introduction by Richard Wilbur, illustrated by WILLIAM HAMILTON, signed by translator and artist, 2004.
66. FREDERICK W. REID, The Performing Word, Selected Poems, edited by Glenn Todd and with a foreword by Andrew Hoyem, 2003.
65. RICHARD BRAUTIGAN, Trout Fishing in America, with a preface by Ron Loewinsohn and a photographic portrait of the author by Edmund Shea, and in half the edition a color lithograph by WAYNE THIEBAUD, 2003.
64. JOHN MILTON, Paradise Lost, the poem in twelve books, edited and with a note on the text by John T. Shawcross, introduction by Helen Vendler, 2002.
63. GLENN TODD, The Ballad of Lemon & Crow, new fiction, with six photogravures by BRUCE CONNER and anonymous artists, signed by author and artists, 2002.
62. TOM STOPPARD, Arcadia, with a foreward by the playwright, an introduction by Diana Ketcham, and four views of Sidley Park by WILLIAM MATTHEWS, 2001.
61. ELIAS CANETTI, The Voices of Marrakesh, afterword by Ferdinand Protzman, 29 photographs by KARL BISSINGER, and 6 etchings by WILLIAM T. WILEY, signed, 2001.
60. The Holy Bible, New Revised Standard Version of the Old Testament, Apocrypha, and New Testament, in large folio format, with red initial letters, 2000.
58. ARTHUR MILLER, The Price, with illustrations by STAN WASHBURN, signed by author and artist, 1999.
56. WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS, Kora in Hell, prose-poetry from 1920, with an introduction by Lawrence Kart, and 21 prints by MEL KENDRICK, signed, 1998.
55. MACHADO DE ASSIS, The Alienist, a novella from Brazil, 1881, translated from the Portuguese by Alfred Mac Adam, with 12 drawings by CARROLL DUNHAM, with extra suite of four relief prints, "The Alienist's House", signed, 1998.
52. JIM DINE, Ape & Cat, 18 photogravures in an accordion-fold album, with HENRY JAMES, The Madonna of the Future, introduction by Arthur Danto, two volumes in box with lead-alloy bas-relief sculpture by Jim Dine on lid, signed, 1997.
49. RUDOLF KOCH and FRITZ KREDEL, Christian Symbols, 158 emblems from the history of Christianity, translated from the German by Kevin Ahern, reissuing in book form a rare portfolio (1932-35), a resource for designers, scholars, and churches, 1996.
47. HERMAN MELVILLE, Selected Poems, edited and with introduction by Helen Vendler, frontispiece portrait by BARRY MOSER, signed, 1995. Companion to Moby-Dick.
46. MICHAEL McCLURE, Lie, Sit, Stand, Be Still, a poem with an introduction by the poet, 24 sheets of poetry interleaved with 24 lithographs by ROBERT GRAHAM, in box with bronze bas-relief sculpture by Graham, signed, 1995.
45. HENRY ROTH, Call It Sleep, the novel from 1934, with 48 photographs of New York City from 1907-13, the period of the story, signed, 1995.
41. SIGMUND FREUD, The Case of the Wolf-Man, introduction by Richard Wollheim, with 5 etchings and 6 woodcuts by JIM DINE, signed, 1993.
39. SAM SHEPARD, A Lie of the Mind, the play, with 15 drawings by STAN WASHBURN and CD of The Red Clay Ramblers' music from the first production, signed, 1993.
37. DAVID MAMET, American Buffalo, the play, with 5 wood engravings by MICHAEL McCURDY, accompanied by “The Cabin”, essay by Mamet, signed, 1992.
34. LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN, On Certainty, introduction by Arthur Danto, with 12 relief prints by MEL BOCHNER, with suite of 12 larger-format prints, in portfolio, signed, 1991.
33. CARL R. MARTIN, Go Your Stations, Girl, highly praised first book by this contemporary poet, introduction by Andrew Hoyem, signed, 1991.
32. FRANK O'HARA, Biotherm, essay and glossary by Bill Berkson, with 42 lithographs by JIM DINE, in portfolio, signed, 1990.
25. ARTHUR GOLDING, A Moral Fable-talk, an emblem book from 1586, translated from the Latin of Arnold Freitag by Golding, edited by R. G. Barnes, reproducing 125 etchings by MARCUS GHEERAERTS, 1987.
20. ANDREW JACKSON GRAYSON, Birds of the Pacific Slope, 156 bird portraits by Grayson (1816-69), in portfolio box, with companion volume, a biography of Grayson by Lois Stone and Grayson's ornithological notes, 1986.
Reproductions of Arion editions licensed to other publishers and unlimited editions published by Arion Press, all editions available from Arion Press.
66. The Performing Word, Selected Poems, by Frederick W. Reid, edited by Glenn Todd and with a foreword by Andrew Hoyem, 2003.
49. Christian Symbols by Rudolf Koch and Fritz Kredel, 158 emblems from the history of Christianity, translated from the German by Kevin Ahern, reissuing in book form a rare portfolio (1932-35), a resource for designers, scholars, and churches, 1996.
33. Go Your Stations, Girl, poems by Carl R. Martin, introduction by Andrew Hoyem, paperback, Arion Press.
23. What If, poems 1969-1987 by Andrew Hoyem, portrait by Jim Dine on cover, Arion Press.
22. Diary of a Non-Deflector, selected poems by Jim Dine, self-portrait on cover, paperback, Arion Press.
19. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, introduction by Lawrence Clark Powell, illustrations by Lou Stoumen, North Point.
18. The World Is Round by Gertrude Stein, illustrations by Clement Hurd, afterword by Edith Thacher Hurd, North Point.
6. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, illustrations by Barry Moser, University of California Press.
2. A Commonplace Book of Cookery by Robert Grabhorn, with a preface by M. F. K. Fisher, North Point.
Broadside 1. “The First Poet Travels to the Moon”, poem and artwork by Andrew Hoyem, 1975.
Broadside 2. “Going Through Customs”, poem and artwork by James Broughton, 1976.
Broadside 3. “The Colors of Night”, poem and artwork by N. Scott Momaday, 1976.
To order or obtain more information about individual titles, please contact Arion Press. Publications can be viewed at and purchased from the Press in San Francisco.
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