Mixolydian Editions, California, USA
Mountains & Religion, 2011
Wood engravings by Richard Wagener
This sumptuous slim volume with gold and red endpapers is the result of a journey to Nepal and Tibet made by Richard Wagener in 1995. It has the feel of a very precious object, with the soaring mountains of Nepal and the Temples and Pagodas of Tibet given equal weight, the power of nature and the work of man side by side and as one. This is only the second book from Mixolydian Editions established by Richard Wagener in 2006.
54 pages, 285 x 172mm, edition of 40 signed and numbered by Richard Wagener. The text face is Monotype Bembo composed by Michael and Winifred Bixler and printed by Richard Wagener on handmade Yamagampi paper. Bound by Tini Miura in California using handmade Lokta paper from Nepal over light boards and protected by a wrap-around of Japanese silk Genji cloth and Kyoseishi paper. 20 wood engravings by Richard Wagener with extracts from 'The Snow Leopard' and 'In the Himalayas' by Peter Matthiessen, and from 'My Journey to Lhasa' by Alexandra David-Neel.
£910 (plus P&P and insurance)