First edition. One of 230 numbered copies printed at the Cranach Press on handmade Maillol-Kessler paper with the watermark of the Cranach Press and signed by the translators. Count Harry Kessler designed the format for the book; Eric Gill designed and personally cut the wood-engravings for the initials; the Italic type was designed by Edward Johnson and cut by E. Prince and G. T. Friend; the paper was hand-made by Count Kessler and Gaspard and Aristide Maillol; and the book was printed under the supervision of Count Kessler and Max Goertz. Woolmer 268. Cross and Ravenscroft-Hulme A25 - noting that, in fact, 240 copies were printed, of which 40 were not for sale 8vo, initials designed by Eric Gill, original vellum-backed boards, t.e.g., plain unprinted dust jacket, publisher's slipcase. Dust jacket lightly sunned along spine, slipcase also lightly tanned, some very slight foxing to the text, otherwise a fine copy, one of very few we have seen in the original dust jacket. The most beautiful book to bear the Hogarth Press's imprint, and one of the scarcest. (Inventory #: 23087)
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