About Christopher Wakeling
Paul Valéry ‘The Graveyard by the Sea’
Paul Valéry’s classic poem recounting the cemetery in his hometown of Sète by the Mediterranean sea. originally published in French language in 1920. The text for this edition is from the Officina Bodoni edition of 1946 with the English language translation of C. Day Lewis. The languages are printed in parallel using Stempel Sabon types printed in black and blue. Royal Scottish Academy artist, Alfons Bytautas has created a special edition of four screen prints for this edition. Each printed in black, plus one colour: blue, orange and grey; these are printed as double spreads to view and pasted onto a guarded leaf. The fourth in black only and tipped on following the title pages.