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FLINT, William Russell.

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: 145559
£1,250.00
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First Flint edition, number 465 of 500 copies on handmade paper (with a further 17 printed on vellum), one of few issued in the deluxe full vellum binding, and this copy additionally signed by the artist on the colophon. 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).

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Description

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.

Illustrations

Colour frontispiece and 9 colour plates tipped-in as issued to pale brown mount with tissue guard, title page vignette printed in blue.

Condition

A fresh and attractive copy, some very faint foxing within and a small water stain to rear endpapers only, excellent condition overall.

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