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Memento Mori (2018) Euripides, Peter Thomas. 9 1/2 by 3 5/8 by 1 inch. 26 pages (13 leaves). The text combines Latin phrases exploring a theme first found in Euripides’s tragedy Alcestis, “No one can say for certain they will still be living tomorrow,” and contrasting them with the concept of “amor fati” as explored by Epictetus and Nietzsche. Woodcut illustrations in the style of Southwest Day of the Dead milagros. Letterpress printed on Peter's handmade paper (ochre with black fiber flecks) using handset 18 pt Anglo and various fonts of wood type printed with split fountain inking. 3 illustrations by Peter Thomas. The binding is a variation of our flap page structure: ebony wood supports hold a dowel that the pages are sewn to. Full bound in black Moroccan leather with Peter’s woodcut on a panel on the front cover. 20 copies (16 available for sale). $395.

 

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