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The Lecture

Flying Sugar Press, London, February 1991

Limited edition of twenty copies plus five Artist's Proofs. Nineteen etchings and aquatints by Yaron printed in black on 300gsm Somerset mould-made paper. Handwritten text etched into some plates. Thirty-six pages hand-bound in black cloth over boards, with an etching mounted and recessed into the cover. Endpapers printed from two of the plates. Title blocked in white on the spine. Black cloth-covered slipcase.
Size of book: 201x 277mm.

"The Lecture...charts, via a series of etchings, the reactions of a literal-minded audience to a passionate discourse from a tutor seemingly deranged with enthusiasm. The book itself provides the auditorium - the lecturer's ideas and philosophical quotations leap from the left-hand pages across the divide formed by the spine to reach his listeners seated opposite...The boxed book is beautifully produced...intaglio plates set against rich, springy Somerset mould-made paper...It is a tender book in which the characters are treated with affection rather than contempt..." Cathy Courtney, Art Monthly March 1991

Binding for The Lecture. Etching recessed into cloth-bound cover.

The Lecture, cover

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 Aristotle quote