EDITION TIESSEN. SENECA. ~ Trostschrift an Marcia.
4 sentences cut in wood by Jost Hochuli. No. 123 of 150 copies, signed by Jost Hochuli, there were also 26 lettered copies printed for employees of the press. The Forbiger translation, as published by Alfred Kroner Verlag, Stuttgart. Handset by Heinz Sparwald and printed on Velin d’Arches paper at Neotype-Druck Klaus Kroner, Offenbach. Pp. 33. Tall 4to., original pale green printed paper covered boards, housed in original pale green paper slipcase, a little rubbed and toned along extremities. Spine very mildlydarkened, otherwise a handsome and fresh copy.
The sentences cut in wood by Jost Hoculi translate as follows: ‘None of these things is given as a gift’; ‘To each person an end is determined’; ‘Whatever reaches the summit is close to its demise’; ‘That which is promised to each person is paid up’.
Inserted loose is a photocopied and typed letter to Auchincloss from Abe, dated 11.26.89, detailing the translations of the wood cut sentences in this edition.