A Travel Book by Fred Martin
Illustrated with 78 Drawings by Fred Martin
Arion Press, 1976, Signed Edition, Limited to 200 Copies
Signed by Andrew Hoyem and Fred Martin
This is a signed limited edition of “A Travel Book” published by the Arion Press in 1976 with a limitation of 200 copies. From the publisher, “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.”
Measuring 10.75” x 11.25” and containing 73 pages, the book is bound in silk-screened cloth over boards with titling on the spine. 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 book is housed in an orange plexiglass slipcase with titling on the spine.
The book is signed by Andrew Hoyem and Fred Martin.
The book is in FINE condition. The slipcase is in Near FINE condition with numerous swirl marks to the plexiglass.
Photographs of the book out of the slipcase next to the slipcase, the book in the slipcase, and a stock photograph of the image opposite the title page 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."