The Roan Stallion. With Seven Colored Woodcuts by Karin Wikstrom.


Price: $300.00

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Book Condition: Fine condition in good slipcase.

155 copies printed of which 75 were offered in this slipcased version (No. 70-144). This copy reserved for the press, marked OS (out of series), and signed by Karin Wikstrom on the colophon. Square quarto; book is sewn by hand and bound in boards covered in pigskin suede, in slipcase covered in Japanese cotton. Designed by and printed for James and Carolyn Robertson at the Yolla Bolly Press. The illustrations were drawn and cut in wood by Wikstrom and printed from the artist's blocks. Text was set by hand and printed letterpress by Aaron Johnson and bound by Klaus-Ullrich Rotzscher and Renee Menge. Includes 2 copies of publishers folded 4p., illustrated announcement and a printed promotional post card. Slipcase faded at edges

"Roan Stallion" originated from a mysterious old cabin that Robinson Jeffers found "in a roadless hollow of the hills . . . abandoned ever since its owner was killed by a stallion." The poem was published in 1925 with other works. Though greeted with immediate acclaim, "Roan Stallion" also caused a furor in some quarters. In the story, the woman (who Jeffers makes one-fourth Indian) longs for a mystical union with the great stallion; a union that some critics chose to take literally. Despite (or perhaps in part because of) the tempest that surrounded its publication, the story has come to be regarded as one of the best known, most intense and beautiful of all the Jeffers narratives. This first authorized edition of the work in volume form is an inspired homage to the masterly epic.

Title: The Roan Stallion. With Seven Colored Woodcuts by Karin Wikstrom.


Categories: The Yolla Bolly Press,

Edition: Limited Edition

Publisher: Covelo, California, The Yolla Bolly Press: 1990

Book Condition: Fine condition in good slipcase.

Seller ID: 8644

Keywords: Fine Press California The Yolla Bolly Press Poetry