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Herakles and the Eurystheusian Twelve-Step Program by  Peggy  (Illustrations)  Lawrence G.; Gotthold - Hardcover - Limited Edition - 2009 - from Swan's Fine Books and

Herakles and the Eurystheusian Twelve-Step Program

by Van Velzer, Lawrence G.; Gotthold, Peggy (Illustrations)

Condition: Fine/fine

[Santa Cruz, California]: Foolscap Press, 2009. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Gotthold, Peggy. No. 34 of 110 copies (including 10 hors commerce), quarto size, [51] pp. "Herakles and the Eurystheusian Twelve-Step Program" is a comedic dialogue between Herakles (Hercules) and Eurystheus, two heroes from Greek mythology set against each other as rivals by Zeus and Hera. The twelve-step program here refers to the Twelve Labours of Herakles, heroic tasks Herakles performs as acts of penance, serving under the direction of his cousin, King Eurystheus. The text in this book consists of imagined conversations between Herakles and Eurystheus regarding the Twelve Labours, and is a delightful mixture of humour and mythology. Written by Lawrence G. Van Velzer, this volume contains illustrations by Peggy Gotthold, who owns Foolscap Press together with Van Velzer; Gotthold creates illustrations in the style of Greek vase-painting, with imagery corresponding to each of the Twelve Labours printed in the shape of a vase with black line work. ___DESCRIPTION: Full natural linen, cream paper label with title in brown and black and a black line drawing of a lion's head by Peggy Gotthold inset on the front board, brown paste-down endpapers, title page in brown and black with line drawing by Gotthold, two-colour vase illustrations by Gotthold throughout; Curtis Holcomb text and Hahnemuhle Bugra papers, quarto size (11.25" by 6.25"), 51 unnumbered pages, in thirteen fold-out sections with three to five pages each, tipped onto one side of the brown Bugra paper, one of 110, of which 10 are hors commerce, this number 34. In a tan paper dust jacket with a black line drawing of a horse on the front panel, brown and black lettering on the spine, with string and brown leather openings to close the book; the bottom edge and fore-edge of the back flap uncut. ___CONDITION: A fine copy; the covers clean, the corners straight and unrubbed, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, and free of prior owner markings; as new. The dust jacket is fine also, unclipped, clean and free of creases or tears; some light edgewear along the uncut edges, else fine. ___POSTAGE:  International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.
  • Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 18082772
  • Title: Herakles and the Eurystheusian Twelve-Step Program
  • Author: Van Velzer, Lawrence G.; Gotthold, Peggy (Illustrations)
  • Illustrator: Gotthold, Peggy
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Foolscap Press
  • Place: [Santa Cruz, California]
  • Date published: 2009
  • Keywords: Artist Books, Foolscap Press, Greek Mythology, Peggy Gotthold, Letterpress, Hercules, Herakles, Twelve Labors, Humor


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