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Cosmos, 3rd Korean Edition, 1981 / Sulki and Min


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As the title indicates, this rare volume is a version—an infra-flat one—of a Korean translation of Carl Sagan's Cosmos, published by Munhwa Seojeok in 1981. Apart from the fact that the pages are unrecognizably blurred, all the other aspects of the book, from the format to the extent, printing, paper, binding and the content, are exactly the same as the original: 6.7 × 9.45 inches, 480 page, four-color offset printing on rough-grain uncoated paper, paperback with red endpapers, “An astonishing profile of the great universe, unfolded vividly and arrestingly, with more than 250 colorful plates, by the best planetary investigator of our century, the Pulitzer-winning writer Carl Sagan.” Even an accidental flaw has been replicated: the missing page 63 (where a section about the life-determining DNA is supposed to begin), which was torn out from Sulki and Min's personal copy at some point in its 36-year history.

Created for the 2017 exhibition Sulki and Min: Perigee 060421–170513 at Perigee Gallery in Seoul, Korea.

Published by Specter Press, 2017
Published in a limited edition of 100 copies

Softcover in cardstock sleeve, 480 pages, paperback binding, offset printing, 6.7 × 9.45 inches

ISBN: 978-89-93061-42-0