Jack Kerouac, Geoffrey Chaucer, Alain-Fournier, Richard Tuttle, John Bunyan

The Pilgrimage Collection

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One-of-a-kind rebinding by Richard Tuttle of a collection that he entitled The Pilgrimage, consisting of four novels.

  • Sold as a set of 4.
  • Rebinding by artist Richard Tuttle (American, b. 1951).
  • Bound in lambskin over sculpted boards that feature his footprints imprinted into the front covers and artist’s symbol signature appears on the first free endpaper of each book.


Beige binding of The Wanderer with sculptural footprint and illustrations.

  • Alain-Fournier [Henri-Alban Fournier] (French).
  • The Wanderer: Le Grand Meaulnes.
  • New York: Heritage Press, 1958.


Red-brown binding of Canterbury Tales with sculptural footprint and frontispiece.

  • Geoffrey Chaucer (English).
  • New York: Heritage Press, 1974.


White-beige binding of Pilgrim’s Progress with sculptural footprint.

  • John Bunyan (English).
  • The Pilgrim’s Progress: From This World to That Which is to Come.
  • New York: Heritage Press, 1969.
  • 12 illustrations from watercolors by William Blake.


Dark brown binding of On the Road with sculptural footprint.

  • Jack Kerouac (American).
  • New York: Penguin Group, 1997.


Richard Tuttle in his artist statement for The Pilgrimage: “One foot in front of the other. One word in front of the other. We could argue that all writing is pilgrimage. But we will settle for pointing out how much great literature is about the pilgrimage. From Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales through Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress to Alain-Fournier’s The Wanderer and Kerouac’s On the Road. These are the first four books in my pilgrimage series which will encompass fifty or more books displayed as a walk through literature and the thoughts that have gotten us where we are and will continue to take us into our future. I walk, and work on the backs of great books. Imprinting my foot into their covers, my hope is to see how far I can walk on them.”

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Occasional wear to pages and bindings.

Dimensions

The Wanderer: Height: 10 inches / 25.4 cm

Width: 7 inches / 17.78 cm

The Canterbury Tales: Height: 10 inches / 25.4 cm

Width: 7 inches / 17.78 cm

The Pilgrim’s Progress: Height: 9.5 inches / 24.13 cm

Width: 6.5 inches / 16.51 cm

On the Road: Height: 9 inches / 22.86 cm

Width: 6 inches / 15.24 cm

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Language
English
Subject
Art, Illustrated, Modern first editions, English literature and history, Fine bindings, Novels, Americana, Travel, topography and voyages
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