The Fragments of Parmenides
Bound in 2022
Editions Koch 2003
Letterpress printed by Peter Koch
Illustrated with five wood engravings by Richard Wagener
Translated by Robert Bringhurst
Unique copy of an edition of 146
418 x 255 x 19 mm
Contemporary bradel binding in black goatskin with hand-cut onlays in white alum tawed goatskin. Black leather joints and doublures.
Hand sewn orange silk endbands with highlight colours. The binding is housed in a black and orange cloth-covered Solander box
with the title in matt silver on the spine.
The book contains twenty Greek fragments of a poem composed by Parmenides. The text is accompanied by five hand-printed abstract
wood engravings by Richard Wagener. The design directly derives from the two of the wood engravings. The shift in perspective by
zooming into Wagener's images reveals details which we might not normally perceive. This changing perspective looks to reflect
certain themes—macro & micro / absolute & relative / what is & what isn't—within Parmenides' writing.
Private Collection, USA