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    Classic of the Harlem Renaissance
    with Ten Woodcut Prints by Martin Puryear

    [Arion Press]. Jean Toomer. Woodcuts by Martin Puryear. CANE. San Francisco: Arion Press, 2000. Limited edition of 400 copies, of which this copy is hand numbered 215 and signed by the artist, Martin Puryear, in pencil on the colophon page. With a printed invitation to the cocktail reception in honor of the publication laid-in.

    Afterword by Leon F. Litwack. Oblong. 12 x 14 inches. 141 pages. Complete with ten prints by Martin Puryear. Bound in original tan linen covers with brown cloth ties, black lettering on spine and front cover. The type text is Times New Roman Bold with long descenders, composed by Monotype; the display type is Lucian Bold, composed by hand. The text paper is Biblio, mouldmade in Germany. The print paper is Kitakata, handmade in Japan. The text was printed on a Miller TW cylinder press; the woodblocks were printed on a Vandercook Universal III proofing press. Smudge on the textblock's lower outer corner, otherwise fine.

    This is the fifty-ninth publication of the Arion Press.


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    Jean Toomer (1894-1967) was an American poet and novelist, a central figure of the Harlem Renaissance. The current work "Cane", his first book, originally published in 1923, is considered his most important work in it the author explores the Black experience in America.



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