A Dramatic Poem.Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co.,  Stock Code: 113160
Interesting and uncommon publisher's or salesman's sample or blad (book - or basic - layout and design), used as a form of pre-publication sales material for forthcoming books, in this case the American edition of Peer Gynt published by Lippincott. These would give the prospective buyer an idea of the style of binding, endpapers used, the type of illustration and quality of presswork.
Small quarto, pp. 30. Original russet cloth, gilt lettered and decorated on front cover, back cover showing a sample of the spine for the trade edition (divided vertically with two blind rules, gilt lettered and decorated), top edges gilt, pictorial endpapers.
Frontispiece and one coloured plate with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text by Rackham.
Light soiling to covers (light pencilling on front cover: illegible but possibly a publisher's or salesman's note), a couple of very slight smudges to title page. A very good copy.
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