St Petersburg: Nikodim Press, 2021. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Item #21842 .
Oblong folio. 15 by 8 inches. Beige cloth with the title printed on the upper board and a portrait of the author printed by the illustrator inset into the board. Beige endpapers. Unpaginated. Illustrated throughout by Dmitry Sayenko with the illustrations taken directly from the blocks. The text is printed in Russian in black or gray and the English translations ini deep red. The paper was handmade by the artist for this edition.
The main book consists of extracts from Gogol's story about the missing Nose, yet they tell the entire tale. Accompanied by a booklet string-bound in printed wraps containing a translation of the entire story. Both the artist book and the booklet are contained in a slipcase covered with paper etched by the artist.
One of 12 numbered copies; this is copy number 6. The translation into English by James J. Owens is here printed for the first time.
Dmitry Sayenko is a printmaker and book srtist residing in St Petersburg. His works are in private collections as well as institutions around the world, including the Russian National Library, the Staatsbibliotheck, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Van Abbemuseum, and the Eoun-ho Kim Collection, among others.