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CLARKE, Harry (illus.); GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von.

Faust.

From the German, by John Auster.

New York: Dingwall-Rock, [1925] Stock Code: 130719
£650.00
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Signed limited edition, number 157 of 1,000 copies of the US issue signed by the artist. A further 1,000 signed copies were issued simultaneously in the UK. In a letter to Thomas Bodkin Clarke reported that his publisher regarded the illustrations in this work to be "full of stench and steaming horrors" (Bowe, p. 79).

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Description

Quarto. Original vellum-backed grey paper boards, title to spine in gilt, illustrated endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.

Illustrations

Colour frontispiece, 7 colour plates, 13 black and white plates, and numerous illustrations in text, all by Harry Clarke.

Condition

Spine a little soiled, small abrasions to head and foot of vellum, slight bump to centre of spine, touch of wear to very tips and at head of rear panel, a very good copy.

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