Prisons, with the "Carceri" Etchings of G.B. Piranesi
by HUXLEY, ALDOUS
London: The Trianon Press, 1949. First Trade Edition, First Printing. Very good in original tan cloth lettered in gilt on the spine, corners and foot of spine mildly worn, but still a very decent copy of this beautiful book of Giovanni Battista Piranesi's Carceri (Prisons) etchings, accompanied by Huxley's essay on the prints.. Small folio. 11 x 13.5 in. 36 pp. + 16 plates of etchings by Piranesi. With a critical study by Jean Adhemar. One of 1,000 copies in the first printing of the trade edition, distributed by Faber and Faber. The colophon states "there will [be] no further editions of in this format."
(Inventory #: 27614)
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