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Candide, or, All For the Best (Parts I and - de Voltaire, M. [Francois-Marie Aro - 1927. 
The Bennett Libraries Inc., New York 1927 - Limited edition with 10 full-color illustrations by Clara Tice, the edition was limited to 1,000 copies total, the first 250 being printed on special deckle-edge Pannekoek paper and bound in full leather by Whitman Bennett, N.Y.; this volume being out of series, but part of the special 250. This volume is, according to the title page, an exact copy of the "Earliest English Text Printed in Holland by Joh. Enschede en Zonen". *** ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: Clara Tice (1888-1973) was an avante-garde illustrator and artist who spent most of her life in New York City; due to her provocative art she was seen as representative of bohemian Greenwich Village. Her fame actually increased when the Society for the Suppression of Vice (remember, this was 1915) tried to confiscate her art; this naturally drew more attention to her art which was thereafter published in works such as Vanity Fair. Looking at the etchings in this book might cause comment even today; they lavishly celebrate the feminine figure and are rampant with sexual innuendo. *** DESCRIPTION: Red leather binding by Whitman Bennett, N.Y. (with their stamp on the verso of the front free endpaper) with two female seated nudes on the front corners, four raised bands on the spine, gilt rules, decorations and lettering on the spine with "Special Issue" at the tail, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, gilt rules on the turn-ins, decorative endpapers, limitation statement with signature of Clara Tice on the verso of the half-title page, two separate title pages for each Part in red and black (Part II title page being on page 121 of the book), each etching with tissue guard which carries the title of the etching, Table of Contents at the end; octavo size (just over 8.75" tall), pagination: (1)-182, Table of Contents (183-189); limited edition of 1000 copies overall, this an out of series copy of the Special Issue of 250 copies, SIGNED BY CLARA TICE. *** CONDITION: Overall in fine condition; the text block is strong and square, the hinges solid, all of the etchings with their tissue guards present as called for and in fine condition, the book is entirely free of prior owner markings; there is the faintest of rubbing on the corners and the joints at the head and tail of the spine. *** POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the Abe standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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