Berkeley, CA: Editions Koch, 2005. First edition. Presentation copy of this limited edition, No. 52 of 200 SIGNED and numbered copies. INSCRIBED on the title page "for Allen Mears: / an ancient bottle of old wine / Robert Bringhurst / 6 October 2005." The book is a sequence of 12 poems and translations based on pre-Socratic sources. The English text is set in Giovanni Mardersteig's Dante type, designed in Verona and cut by Charles Malin in Paris in 1954. The Greek source texts, printed on facing pages to their English counterpart, are set in Christopher Steinhour's Diogenes Greek, designed in Berkeley in 1996. The book was designed and printed letterpress on Hahnemühle Biblio mould-made paper from polymer plates in the Berkeley studio of Peter Rutledge Koch. The book is bound in ivory-colored stiff machine-made Teton Cover paper, with titling on the spine, printed in black. The paper dust jacket is printed in orange and black in a design adapted from original drawings by Winifred McNeill, done by McNeill while in the Greek ruins at Syracusa, Italy. Fine in fine dust jacket.