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Flatland / Edwin Abbott; M Bradbury., 1980

Identifier: CC-27042-27516

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Scope and Contents

First published in 1884, there have been more than 24 English editions of Flatland published. Abbott's text has been described as "prophetic in its scientific revelations of multi-dimensionality." Andrew Hoyem is the printer of this edition which unfolds to gigantic proportions. Images were dye-cut fom one side of the sleeve page as a reinterpretation of Abbott's drawings from his 1st edition. Background colors to the images and lines were applied by hand. Ray Bradbury has provided an introduction to the text. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1980



0 See container summary (1 book object (114 pages) + sleeve pages (accordion fold, cut, handcolored) in covers (aluminum, photo-engraving); case (aluminum)) ; 36 x 18 x 4 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

shelf non-alpha

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: San Francisco, California : Arion Press. Signed by: Andrew Hoyem (l.r.- colophon); Ray Bradbury (l.r.- page 7). Nationality of creator: British. General: About 275 total copies. 3 number copy. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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