The Blazing World: An Illuminated Edition
by Cavendish, Margaret
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First printing: 2,500 copies.This is part of our ongoing Illuminated Editions line of illustrated classic books in deluxe oversized slipcase editions.Previous works in the series have won the Communication Arts design competition and multiple Silver and Bronze Cubes from the Art Director's Club, and had their artwork exhibited at the prestigious Society of Illustrators in New York.Illustrator Rebekka Dunlap has published works in The New Yorker, The New York Times, TIME, The New Republic, and Oprah Magazine.Introduction by Brooke Bolander, an acclaimed Nebula-winning speculative fiction author.The Blazing World is a unique work of early science fiction with proto-feminist and queer themes, making it both a valuable scholarly artifact and of great interest to an increasingly diverse younger generation.Very strong gift book potential, and will be valuable to collectors.
Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, (1623-1673) was an English writer, poet, philosopher, and playwright whose illustrious and genre-bending works include The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing World, Poems and Fancies, and Nature's Pictures drawn by Fancy's Pencil to the Life. She was the first woman to attend a meeting of the prestigious Royal Society, and debated and corresponded with some of the most prominent philosophers of her time, including Descartes and Hobbes. While left in undue obscurity for centuries, her works are now being rediscovered by scholars and readers alike as some of the most unique and brilliant visions of their time. Rebekka Dunlap is the brilliant cartoonist and illustrator behind 2016's Dream Tube, alongside many other comics, animations, and illustrations for clients like The New York Times, The New Republic, and The New Yorker. Her astonishing, often experimental work excels when bending worlds and minds, envisioning bold new possibilities in physical and psychological space, and her preoccupation with the interiors of the mind has lead her to visually discuss such topics as mental health, women's issues, and the emotional strain of navigating tumultuous systems of power. Leaning heavily on a lexicon of children's media and anime, Rebekka combines the whimsical with real world gravity.
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September 28, 2021
0.372 x 0.271 x 0.033 m;