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Original art from Arion Press' Kipling edition  

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Steering to a Hair - original hand-colored pen and ink drawing for the Arion Press edition of Kipling's With the Night Mail

Perez, Vincent

San Francisco

Arion Press



Original pen & ink drawing hand-colored with watercolor. 43x28 cm (17x11"); matted: 51x35.3 cm (20x13¾"). 

Signed by Vincent Perez at lower left corner. One of thirty-two stunning drawings the artist completed for this Arion Press title. An antiquated vision of the future, Perez's drawings are a perfect complement to this proto-Steampunk text. Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) wrote this work of science fiction in 1904, a year after the Wright brothers' flight. He had been interested in aviation since 1887, when he published an essay on a successful flight by a French balloonist three years earlier. He predicted that the mere threat of air power would bring combatants to the peace table and end war forever..."

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