BARTLEBY THE SCRIVENER, A STORY OF WALL- STREET 1853
by [Melville, Herman]
[Minneapolis]: The Indulgence Press, 1995. Narrow quarto (32 x 16 cm). Cloth and blind- textured paper over boards. Photographic frontis. Fine. First edition in this format. The first letterpress edition published by Wilber Schilling at the Indulgence Press. One of 100 numbered copies, signed by Schilling, printed on Arches mouldmade paper at the Janus Press, from an edition intended to consist of 126 copies. The text has superimposed horizontal calligraphic renderings by Suzanne Moore, and the frontis is after a photograph by the printer. It is said that the 26 special copies on handmade paper, specially bound, were not completed. (Inventory #: WRCLIT76932)
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