Nov 09, 2021 - Sale 2587

Sale 2587 - Lot 44

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
CLEMENTE, FRANCESCO. The Departure of the Argonaut. By Alberto Savinio. Translated by George Scrivani. 50 color lithographed plates with text, on Japanese kozo paper (25 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches; 650 x 490 mm). Large folio, Okawara paper wrappers; publisher's blindstamped linen portfolio; translator's notes laid in. Number 127 of 200 copies signed by Clemente. "Clemente's interest in books as a medium in which to experiment creatively has been accompanied by a desire to publish the works of others as well. In association with the writer and editor Raymond Foye he founded Hanuman Books, which has issued dozens of small booklets printed in Madras, India, devoted to the writings of authors they admire. Like Clemente's many images in Savinio's tale, their appearance is based on local Indian practice and taste, which Clemente, who has worked for years in the area, finds inspiring"--Castleman 176; The Artist and the Book in Twentieth-Century Italy 135. London: Petersburg Press, 1986