Taboo. In Lino-cuts. [Illustrating that Fine Satire of James Branch Cabell’s.]
by Bernhard, William John. Cabell, James Branch.
Folio. [New York]: Privately Printed, 1927. Folio, half-title in color, frontispiece portrait of Cabell, title-page, limitation leaf, contents leaf, 6 plates, and an extra plate 1 signed by Bernhard at the front. Handmade paper with checkerboard pattern over boards and paper label, vellum back strip. A fine copy with tissue guards present and the prospectus tipped in at the front. #20 of an edition limited to 50 copies signed by Bernhard. A very rare edition of this tale by Cabell first published in by McBride in 1921 after appearing in the Literary Review. “Taboo; a Legend Retold from the Dirghic of Sævius Nicanor, with Prolegomena, Notes, and a Preliminary Memoir”. (Inventory #: 109900)
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