Publisher Information: San Francisco: Arion Press, 1996.
Arion Press. Genesis. Translated from the Hebrew by Robert Alter. Largo folio, printed in two colors on handmade paper. No. 21 of 200 copies, signed by the translator at the foot of the colophon. Original two-color frontispiece etching by Michael Mazur, signed by the artist. 412 x 293 mm. Original purple handmade paper wrappers, cloth chemise and slipcase. Prospectus included. Mint copy.
"Designed as a large folio, the Arion edition is a typographic monument that balances the Hebrew and English texts on facing pages . . . Robert Alter's translation of Genesis is an experiment in re-presenting the Bible--and, above all, biblical narrative prose--in a language that conveys with some precision the semantic nuances and the lively orchestration of literary effects of the Hebrew and at the same time has stylistic and rhythmic integrity as literary English" (Prospectus).Book Id: 40851