Conrad's masterpiece, Heart of Darkness, continues to ignite the
interest of readers and literary scholars alike.
The simple story of a sea-captain hired by Belgian colonial ivory
merchants to search the Congo River for a disaffected company employee
turned pathological demigod becomes as deeply a sympolic and
frightening descent into the maelstrom of moral consequence as Dante's
expedition through Hell.
If there is a moral compass to be discovered within its pages it is to
be found spinning between the cardinal points of avarice, genocide,
values and conscience as Marlow steams deeper into the darkness of the
jungle and the core of the human psyche in his search for the enigmatic
Published with 36 original drawings by renowned maritine artist Marc Castelli,
this limited edition of Heart of Darkness summons us to listen to
Marlow's story which echoes even today.
112 pages, 9x12
inches, three hand-colored drop cap letters and a four-panel center
throw-out of drawings. Signed by Marc
|All book versions contain a center double throw-out folio of 4 of Marc Castelli's
with a spread of 35 1/2 x 12 inches. Composed in Dante type and printed on
Hahnemuhle Biblio paper. 15 books bound deluxe, 150
books standard, 116 pgs., 9 x 12 inches,
numbered and signed.|
Quarter bound in
blue Harmatan goat with Cockerell marble over boards in a
slipcase. ~ $500.00
blue Harmatan binding housed in a drop spine box.
goatskin binding with calf onlays depicting images from within the
book enclosed in a drop spine box with a extra folio of prints from the book. Don Etherington is the founder of the Etherington Conservation
Center in North Carolina. His fine bindings have won international
acclaim, and with 55 years of experience, he is uniquely qualified as
an extraordinary bookbinder, conservator, and teacher. He has been
involved with the restoration of the Magna Carta, the Constitution, and
the Declaration of Independence. Signed by Don.
one copy is offered, please inquire directly for availability.
River Press works in tandem with Chad Pastotnik at Deep Wood
Press in Michigan. Jim Dissette and Chad worked together at
DWP to produce both this book and The
Chesapeake Voyages of Capt. John Smith as well as some
private commissions under the Chester River imprint.