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(COCTEAU, Jean.) BUTTS, Mary.

Imaginary Letters.

Published: Paris: Edward W. Titus, [1928]

Stock code: 107390

Price: £375

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First edition, limited to 250 copies printed on large paper of which this is number 101. “Out of print for several decades, Butts’s work has slowly been republished since the late 1980s. Always highly regarded by writers, it is only since the latter part of the twentieth century that her contribution to modern literature has begun to be properly recognized” (ODNB).

Square octavo. Original tan cloth, paper labels printed in dark red to spine and front board, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. With the original glassine wrapper. Copper-engraved frontispiece and 3 similar plates, all after original drawings Jean Cocteau. Foxing to endpapers and half-title, faint offsetting from frontispiece to title-page, very occasional light spotting to margins. Partly unopened, a very good copy in entirely contemporary condition, in the slightly chipped glassine wrapper.

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