Arthur Rimbaud, New York, 1986.
Hardcover bound in goatskin with black cloth slipcase. Original French text paired with English translation by Paul Schmidt. Includes eight photogravures by Mapplethorpe. Signed by Robert Mapplethorpe and Paul Schmidt.
Printed by The Limited Editions Club.
Edition 192 of 1,000.
A Season in Heil. By Arthur Rimbaud. Translated by Paul Schmidt. Illustrated with seven original photogravures by Mapplethorpe. 4to., bound in full red morocco, black lettered cover and spine in black cloth slipcase in a new linen folding box. New York: The Limited Edition's Club, 1986.
First Edition; copy 492 of 1000 copies, signed by Mapplethorpe and the translator Schmidt.
The original Rimbaud text is printed with the Schmidt English translatlon on the facing page. Of the arresting photographs used to illustrate the book, several of the images rank among the Mapplethorpe's most famous. The book was beautifully printed by the Wild Carrot Press in Perpetua type an special mould-made letterpress paper. The photogravures were printed on handmade etching paper by Jon Goodman.