1979 · New York
Limited Editions Club printing: 36 of Villon's lyrics in English translation, with the original French on facing pages. The poems were selected by Léonie Adams and appear here with an introductory essay by Robert Louis Stevenson; the translations were done by Adams, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Ernest Henley, and John Payne.
This is numbered copy 538 of 2000 printed — this volume, designed by Stephen Harvard, being the first ever set by the Stinehour Press in the then-new Galliard typeface, created by Matthew Carter after the work of the 16th-century punchcutter Robert Granjon; Carter also designed the endpaper ornaments.
Bound in green linen imported from Holland, spine with gilt-stamped title and front cover with gilt-stamped author's name, the volume is => signed by Harvard at the colophon. The appropriate LEC newsletter is laid in.
Bibliography of the Fine Books Published by the Limited Editions Club, 513. Binding as above, in original dust wrapper and matching slipcase; back upper edge of wrapper torn, slipcase and volume clean and crisp. A very nice copy. (Inventory #: 32031)