Fourteen poems / by C.P. Cavafy; chosen and illustrated with twelve etchings by David Hockney; translated by Nikos Stangos and Stephen Spender

Constantine Cavafy

RA Collection: Book

Record number




Edition B


London: Editions Alecto, 1967

Physical Description

42 p., [12] leaves of plates : ill. ; 47 cm.

General Note

Edition Note. Book: 550 copies. Edition A. 300: 250 numbered 1-250 + 50 artist's proofs, with supplementary etching. Edition B. 250 numbered 251-500. Portfolio: 120 copies. Edition C. 50 numbered 1/75-50/75. Edition D. 40: 25 numbered 51/75-75/75 + 15 artist's proofs, with text on folders containing etchings. Edition E. 30: 25 numbered I-XXV + 5 artist's proofs on Vellum Royal paper, with supplementary etching.


`Illustrations for fourteen poems from C.P. Cavafy' in: David Hockney: Works from the Tate Collection, Seoul Museum of Art, 2019. pp. 68-74

Language Note

Translated from the Greek

Copy Note

Copy 350/500. (Edition B). Numbered and signed in pencil by the artist on the colophon.

Binding Note

Publisher’s violet silk binding in black silk slipcase.


Poetry, Artists' books


David Hockney RA, illustrator
Nikos Stangos, translator
Stephen Spender, translator
Editions Alecto, publisher, printer