Forever Peace. To Stop War
Haldeman, Joe; Clute, Judith (illus)
Price: 3,500.00 USD
Upper Montclair/London: Temporary Culture and Wolfe Editions, 2008. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Letterpress work by David Wolfe of Wolfe Editions with aquatint etchings printed by the artist from the original plates (two with added color),. Joe Haldeman is author of the science fiction classic The Forever War (1975: recently optioned by Ridley Scott to be brought to film). The poem was originally published as "Endangered Species" in Vanishing Acts, edited by Ellen Datlow (St. Martin's Press, 1999), and was also used as the epigram to his novel Forever Free (Ace, 1999). Judith Clute is a Canadian artist resident in London. Her work is held in collections throughout north America and Europe, and was recently exhibited at Galleria Becker, Jyväskylä, Finland, and in the Artichoke Printmaking show at Clifford Chance, London. Since publication of Forever Peace, a small format edition was published for distribution to members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and of the House of Commons in London, and worldwide to promote peace. A pristine copy of this remarkly powerful work. Tight, bright and unmarred. Hand-bound, orange marbled paste-paper over boards, frontispiece. 4to. np [4pp plus 9pp plates]. Illus. (color and b/w plates). Each etching signed by artist. Colophon signed by artist and author. Limited numbered edition, this being "E" [30 copies total, numbered 1-25 plus five copies, lettered A-E reserved for the artist and author]. Limited Edition. Fine. No DJ, as Issued.