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Trager, Philip (Photographer); Lemon, Ralph & Other Contributors. PERSEPHONE. Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 2002. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 40 pages. As New. Signed.

Collaborative effort among photographer, choreographer, and poets. Collection of photographs on the modern dance classic. Published in an extremely small and limited print run as a hardcover original only by a University Press. The edition did not exceed 500 copies. A lovely production by Peter M. Blaiwas/Vernon Press, Inc: Small-size volume format. Glossy pictorial hard boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Philip Trager. Essays by the choreographer Ralph Lemon and Andrew Szegedy-Maszak. Interspersed with poems by Eavan Boland and Rita Dove. Printed on thick glossy stock paper in the United States to the very highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents evocative and lyrical photographs of "Persephone", photographed in the natural setting of the Berkshires. "A synthesis of dance, photography, and poetry, of kinetic energy, the image, and the evocative use of words" (Ralph Lemon). A "must-have" title for photography and dance collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen on the title page by Philip Trager, Ralph Lemon, and Andrew Szegedy-Maszak. This is one of extremely few signed copies still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Many copies available online have serious flaws. A very scarce signed copy thus. Some of the finest living American writers and artists. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PHILIP TRAGER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0819553034. $50.00

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