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Heading: (Arion Press)
Author: Dine, Jim
Title: The Temple of Flora
Place Published: San Francisco
Publisher:Arion Press
Date Published: 1984

Edited by Glenn Todd and Nancy Dine. Poetry by John Ashbery, Richard G. Barnes, Hart Crane, Robert Creeley, E. E. Cummings, et al. 28 drypoints with engraving by Dine, including a second state of the frontispiece printed on chine colle ("Details from Nancy's Garden") in separate folder. (Folio) 52x35 cm (20½x17"), quarter green goatskin spine over cloth; clamshell box with inset bas-relief image by Dine titled "Flora's Temple Gate," cast in bonded bronze, on the lid. No. 91 of 175 copies.

Signed by Dine at limitation. A modern take on one of the grandest 19th century botanical books, The Temple of Flora, by Dr. Robert John Thornton, which was issued to honor Swedish botanist Linneaus. Dine used the original mezzotints as models for his own floral prints, while the editors kept the format and feeling of the original text by using works by modern poets.


Some spotting to bottom corner of outer box, toning to folder containing extra print; near fine.

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The Temple of Flora, Arion Press

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