Ctein's Monographs
Limited-Edition Monographs by Ctein



click here for complete details about 'The Final Frontier'
The Final Frontier

(Click on the cover photos to see a full description of each monograph, including photographs of all the plates and supporting text.)


click here for complete details about 'Chasing the Sun'
Chasing the Sun, Baja Mexico


Each monograph is strictly limited to a signed and numbered edition of 100 (plus five artist's proofs). Every plate is hand-printed and signed by Ctein. These portfolios are offered as lovely 17.5" by 13.5" hand-bound volumes ($1,195 U.S.) or boxed loose-leaf sets ($995 U.S.). The prices include shipping and handling within the United States and Canada.*


click here for complete details about 'Christmas in California'
Christmas in California


click here for complete details about 'Scotland - 1995'
Scotland - 1995


Each plate is individually printed by Ctein on 17" by 13" Epson Enhanced Matte paper with Epson pigmented inks. The image size on each page is up to 14" by 11" (depending upon the format of the photograph). Protective interleaf tissues carrying the plate number and title of the photograph are inserted between the plates.

The hand-bound volumes are created by Cardoza-James Bindery of San Francisco, using the finest archival materials.


The binder hand-assembles each book's 17" by 13" pages with a strong and secure punch and tie binding. Unlike perfect-binding, these pages are not held together by mere glue and will never come loose.



The pages are case-bound with 80# end sheets and headbands in a lovely hand-fabricated cover.


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The 0.1" cover board is wrapped in fine, hand-woven, black Japanese silk. As finishing touches, the binder glues on the cover photo, blind-embosses the title on the cover and silver-foil stamps it on the spine.

The finished book is as luxurious and elegant to handle as it is to peruse. It is not a volume one can flip through casually; rather it inspires the discerning lover of fine books and photographs to enjoy Ctein's photographs as a truly contemplative experience.

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These monographs are also available as unbound boxed sets. The boxed set includes all the material found in the bound volumes, including title and text pages and interleaf sheets.



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   The boxes are of a double-clamshell design, constructed of heavy archival board and covered in the same fine hand-woven black silk as the bound volumes.



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   Each box is individually titled and signed by Ctein on the mounted cover photograph (not shown) and signed and numbered inside the cover in permanent metallic ink. Each plate is individually numbered and signed, as well.

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You may order these monographs by contacting me any of three ways:

  • (email) ctein@pobox.com

  • (phone) 650-756-5557

  • (mail) 42 Skyline Drive, Daly City CA 94015

(By the way, should you phone, my name is pronounced "kuh-TINE"). Email is the most reliable way to start; I check it twice a day, unless I'm traveling and can't get access to a node.





*please inquire for shipping elsewhere in the world.

Because only 100 signed-and-numbered copies will be produced, availability and price will be subject to change without notice.





You can email Ctein at ctein@pobox.com
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