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Bringhurst, Robert - A Story as Sharp as a Knife: The Classical Haida Mythtellers and Their World - ( Item 124055 )

Published in London by Folio Society. 2015. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Near Fine slipcase. Slight marks to panels of slipcase. A revelatory examination of a unique oral culture, published for the first time in the UK. In her introduction, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood describes A Story as Sharp as a Knife as a 'book of wonders', one that 'opens locked doors, it reveals vistas, it illuminates'. For this Folio edition the Haida artist Don Yeomans was commissioned to create 6 original pieces of artwork, one to sit at the opening of each chapter and a frontispiece. These vibrant images, steeped in Haida culture, along with researched photographs of people, places and artefacts, are another opened door, revealing the rich mythological landscape of the Haida people. Bound in cloth, blocked with a design by Don Yeomans. Set in Arno Pro and Cronos Pro. 560 pages, integrated colour and black & white images. 6 newly commissioned illustrations. Printed endpapers and blocked slipcase. 10" x 6".

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