A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard
Illustrated with Fifteen Drawings by Stan Washburn
Arion Press, 1993, 265 of 300
Signed by Sam Shepard and Stan Washburn
MINT Condition – Still in the Publisher’s Original Packaging
This is a limited edition of “A Lie of the Mind” published by the Arion Press in 1993 with a limitation of 300 copies with this being number 265. From the publisher, “Sam Shepard won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for his play Buried Child. In 1986 A Lie of the Mind was named best new play of the season by the New York Drama Critics Circle, and that year Shepard was admitted to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. For all his acclaim as a playwright, Sam Shepard may be more widely known for his roles as an actor in films. A Lie of the Mind has been described by the drama critic Frank Rich as "a variously rending and hilarious reverie about parents and sons and husbands and wives, all blending into a mythic wilderness.”
The book measures 13” x 10” with 120 pages and is bound in a blue goatskin spine with title stamping and red paper over boards, silkscreened with titling and a drawing by Stan Washburn. The types are Monotype Ehrhardt, handset Janson, and handset De Vinne wood type. The scratch-board drawings are printed from photopolymer plates. The paper is French mouldmade Lana Royale. Accompanying the book is the original prospectus.
The book is signed and numbered by Sam Shepard and Stan Washburn.
The book is in MINT condition still in the publisher’s original packaging.
A stock publisher’s composite photograph of the book and title page as well as the front cover of the prospectus appear in the photo section of the listing.
About the Arion Press
Since its inception in 1974, the Arion Press has published 118 deluxe limited editions that are breathtaking in their scope and artistry. Combining notable literature illustrated with original artwork from prominent artists, Andrew Hoyem and his team at the Arion Press have carried on the tradition of the livre d’artiste in spectacular fashion. Michael Kimmelman of the New York Times put it best when he wrote, "The Arion Press produces some of the most beautiful limited-edition, hand printed books in the world."