The Peacock Escritoire. Mark Valentine.

The Peacock Escritoire

Passport Levant (Ex Occidente Press):
Bucharest: 2011
First edition, Hardcover, Limited, New sans dust jacket in traycase as issued,
240 pp.

Most impressive - in every way. Housed in full-cloth, double-sided, folding, lined, traycase. One side houses a 240 page book with fifteen original stories plus story notes the other side contains ten separate illustrations (three are double-spread), two postcards and a peacock feather. This edition limited to 100 numbered copies. One of the nicest artifacts to cross our desk in quite some time. “The Peacock Escritoire is less a simple gathering of fine stories and more of an homage to the many different copes, dalmatics and mosaics of the Old World. Think about it as a fabulous wayward Exposition International catalogue of epiphanies, wonders, sacred mysteries and veiled heresies. If St. Petersburg had survived civil war and become an international city where trafficking in holy relics drew certain powers in; if the soothsayers of Prague saw the truth in the fortunes of a young street artist; if the author of Dr. Saprophyte knew what his friends thought of his books; if a dream museum released its dreams; if a dying Russian futurist knew more than he could say; if an Alexandrian jasper held the clue to serpentine secrets; if a stranger returned a Judas coin; all these possibilities and more are to be found in the latest collection of short stories by Mark Valentine.” #45860

Price: $1,100.00

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