[London]: Ranelagh Editions, 1975. Folio (45 x 32 cm). Full deep red crushed levant (by Brazer-Mitchell - Finebinding of London), raised bands, gilt inner dentelles, gilt cover device by Reynolds Stone, t.e.g., others rough-trimmed. Etched frontispiece. Fine in cloth and marbled boards slipcase. First edition of this compilation of speeches and documents advocating a unified Europe, with a Foreword by Lord Gladwyn, and texts by Churchill, Kennedy, Adenauer, Macmillan,Brandt, Madariaga, and many others. The etched frontispiece is by Pietro Annigoni, and is signed and numbered by him. The text was designed and printed by the Mardersteigs at the Stamperia Valdonega in Bembo types on specially commissioned paper, and the etching was printed on the press of the Officina Bodoni. An imposing folio, one of Giovanni Mardersteig's last designs. Laid in is a copy of the original publisher's prospectus, describing copies in this binding; copies also appear in tan leather and in vellum. (Inventory #: WRCLIT76579)
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