R. S. THOMAS
The Bright Field
Das helle Feld
A bilingual volume of 30 poems (from the last five decades) by R. S. Thomas.
This first selection of his work in book form in German includes a previously uncollected poem.
The text was set in Monotype Bodoni and printed by letterpress at the Stamperia
Valdonega on off-white deckle-edged Magnani acid-free rag paper;
the front matter and the initials were set by hand, the title page printed
in wine-red and black; 24.5 x 16.6 cm, 88 pp., sewn.
110 numbered copies were
bound by hand, and numbered and signed by the poet, ten (I-X) in reddish-brown
genuine oasis Nigerian goatskin, gold blocked, in slipcase, 100 (1-100) in
half black buckram over wine-red boards; backstrip gilt lettered, front cover
blocked in black.
The 890 unnumbered copies are softbound, with a light grey
Fabriano wrap-around jacket printed in wine-red and black.
R. S. Thomas, DAS HELLE FELD (bilingual) soft-bound
ISBN 3-931798-07-0 out of print
DAS HELLE FELD special: half buckram, numbered (1-100), signed out of print
cf. Laubbaum Sprache,
Die Vogelscheuche Nächstenliebe,
Mit Fängen aus Feuer,
Das Kreuz and
Dove-Marks on Stone