Call It Sleep by Henry Roth
Illustrated with 48 Period Photographs by Various Photographers
Arion Press, 1995, Signed Limited Edition, 108 of 300
Signed by Henry Roth
This is a signed limited edition of “Call it Sleep” published by the Arion Press in 1995 with a limitation of 300 copies with this being number 108. From the publisher, “Largely ignored when it first appeared in 1934, Call It Sleep was republished in 1964 to overwhelming acclaim and rose immediately to the top of the bestseller lists, selling over a million copies. Today it is universally recognized as a masterpiece of American fiction, and has been hailed by Alfred Kazin as "the most profound novel of Jewish life by an American". Although written in English, it mixes the language of the streets with the Yiddish of the home, while using Hebrew to convey mystic aspects of Judaism.”
Measuring 10.25” x 7” and containing 434 numbered pages plus 48 unnumbered pages for the photographs, the book is bound in goatskin with cloth covered sides that are decorated with the brick walls, windows, and door of a New York City tenement. The types are Monotype Bulmer and handset Kabel Condensed. The paper is German mouldmade Zerkall. The photographs are printed in duotone offset lithography. The book is housed in an matching clop slipcase with titling on the spine.
The original prospectus will accompany the book.
The book is signed Henry Roth on the limitation page.
The book and slipcase are in FINE condition with no flaws.
Photographs of the book and slipcase, the prospectus, and a photograph from the prospectus contained in the book 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."