The Book of Summer.

Woodside, California: The Heyeck Press, 1995. One of ninety copies, designed and printed by Robin Heyeck in Centaur and Arrighi type on Barcham Green's handmade Cambersand paper. Signed by the author. Five illustrations from drawings by Corinne Okada. A fine copy. Full marbled silk in shades of gray, golden brown, and ochre, by Robin Heyeck. Pale yellow slipcase with printed paper label. Folio. 61, [3] pp. Item #16076

beautiful production of the Heyeck Press, featuring Mayes' poems inspired by a trip to Italy. Mayes (1940- ), born in Georgia and educated at the University of Florida and San Francisco State, is chair of the Department of Creative Writing at San Francisco State. She has published several volumes of poetry, including Climbing Aconcagua (1977), Sunday in Another Country (1977), After Such Pleasures (1979), The Arts of Fire (1982), Hours (1984), and Ex Voto (1995). In 1996 she published Undere the Tuscan Sun, a memoir of her buying and renovating an abandoned villa in rural Cortona in Tuscany. It was number one on the New York Times bestseller list and was made into a movie with Diane Lane in 2003.

The Heyeck Press is known for printing limited editions of poetry and books on paper marbling. Only a few of their many titles have been issued in a deluxe format.

Price: $300.00

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