A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee, with illustrations by Tom Holland, Published by Arion Press
'A Delicate Balance ... is a work in the Arion Press drama series, honoring one of America’s great contemporary playwrights, Edward Albee. The edition features four illustrations by Tom Holland, an acclaimed artist and friend of the playwright.'*
Pictured below: Holland, Albee, Hoyem, Littlejohn - Arion Press Preview 2012
'Edward Albee is a friend of Tom Holland and has work by Holland in his extensive art collection. It was Albee who suggested Holland as the artist for this book, an idea welcomed by publisher Andrew Hoyem, who has long been an admirer of Holland’s art.
The book is large octavo, 6-1/4 by 9-1/4 inches, 172 pages. The types are Monotype American Garamond and Univers, printed by letterpress on Revere, an Italian mould-made paper. The binding has a purple goatskin spine, with title stamped in silver foil, and lavender cloth over the boards, with an inset area on the front cover containing the Holland watercolor.
A Delicate Balance is published on the occasion of the opening of the Aurora Theatre Company’s season in September 2011, its twentieth anniversary, with a new production of this play by Edward Albee, through the good offices of Paul Templeton. The edition is limited to 300 numbered copies for sale, of which 50 copies are reserved for the Aurora Theatre Company, and 26 lettered copies for complimentary distribution. A portion of the edition is reserved for Arion Press subscribers. All copies are signed by the playwright. The price is $500 per copy.'*
David Cheng Interview 2012