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Book Image/Text Opium (Arts)
Background Header Russell Mills





Lyrics & Poems: David Sylvian
Cover: Russell Mills
Design: Vaughan Oliver & v23
Sized: A5, 80 pages

Softbound Book

1988. 64-page out of print book of lyrics with black/white illustrations, rice paper inners & fold-out sleeve.

Published by Opium (Arts) Ltd.


That's the technical details out of the way - all you need to know is this is the most beautiful book ever made and will remain so for as long as they make books. If Caravaggio or Raphael had seen it they would have conceded that they wouldn't have been able to produce anything of this beauty. It is astonishing. From the Russell Mills cover to the v23 design, page upon page of beauty.

And that's before you get to the the lyrics, the poetry. The first of three lyric books, it is by far the most eye catching.

Honestly, it has to be seen in the flesh. Scans other that the cover just won't do justice to seeing the book for the first time. But here is a large scan of the cover just because it is so gorgeous. It is the place where art meets books and go hand in glove. Yet only a few thousand were ever made. If 'books' had a conscious then it should be reprinted and become the bible of book design so as many people as possible can be exposed to its beauty. It's what you can do when you think that art has a place, can be incorporated onto the page.

For now, pay what ever just to get this rare book. Beg, steal or borrow. It is that good.

It is essential in the history of the written word.


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Condition: used - good. Cover has slight wear in places and at tips. Nov. 2016: 1 back in stock + 10 exclusive and identical sets of Sylvian postcards. Had to pay top dollar for this book as they are really hard to find these days.

Price: 199.99 UK Sterling (UK delivery included)

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