half leather / half pewter, clamshell box
1997 · Austin, TX
by Epictetus & Arrian (editor)
Austin, TX: Press Intermezzo, 1997. half leather / half pewter, clamshell box. Press Intermezzo. 12mo. half leather / half pewter, clamshell box. (54) pages. Limited to 175 copies. This copy is bound by Monique Lallier in pewter and purple goat skin leather with pewter making up the inside doublures. The design is of crushed pewter. Top edge graphite. Embroidered end bands with silk thread. Signed on the rear free-endpaper (leather). In a custom cloth clamshell box with leather spine label with the title stamped in silver. This binding was featured in Monique Lallier: A Retrospective (Oak Knoll Press, 2018), page 63. Lallier states that this binding was a "Double board technique" and bound in 2003.
Note from the text: "Epictetus was a free Roman slave and Stoic philosopher...His teachings (there) were recorded by Arrian, a devoted student of his, in a set of eight books, of which only four remain to us. The essence of these works Arrian condensed into a small handbook, the Enchiridion, or Manual.... The present volume is an adaptation from various of the available translations. A few passages, somewhat obscure in the original, have been rendered in a more straightforward manner." A total of 52 passages are present.
(Inventory #: 135447)