The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays by Albert Camus
Bound in 2013
Hamish Hamilton 1971
141 x 217 x 21 mm
Bradel binding with dark blue vellum sides and natural goatskin spine.
Hand tooled in gold. Hand printed endpapers with leather joint to panel doublures.
Camus' philosophical essay compares the absurdity of man's life with the Sisyphus, a figure of Greek mythology, who was condemned to repeat
forever the same meaningless task of pushing a boulder up a mountain, only to see it roll down again.
The inspiration of the design came from a beautifully haunting reflection on life's absurdity and our futile search
for meaning, unity and clarity.