The Song of Songs which is Solomon's.
Now printed in the authorised version and illustrated.London: Philip Lee Warner, Medici Society, 1909 Stock Code: 145321
First Flint edition, number 248 of 500 copies printed on handmade paper at the Riccardi Press, with a further 17 printed on vellum, this one of a few issued in the deluxe full vellum binding. The Song of Solomon is certainly the most erotically charged passage of the Bible.
Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969), was described by Charles Wheeler, president of the Royal Academy, as an artist of "a steady hand, keen eye and gay spirit in a shaky world" (ODNB).
Quarto. Original full limp vellum by Henry Young and Sons of Liverpool, titles to spine and front cover in gilt, yapp edges, green cotton ties, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.
Colour frontispiece and 9 colour plates tipped-in as issued to pale brown mount with tissue guard, title page vignette printed in blue.
Bookplate of Sir Francis Danson to front pastedown. Vellum just starting to curve, faint foxing to endpapers, a beautiful copy in near-fine condition.
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