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LONGUS] MAILLOL, Aristide (illustrator)
Daphnis and Chloe. A Most Sweet and Pleasant Romance for Young Ladies, translated out of the Greek of Longus by Geo. Thornley
A. Zwemmer (and printed in Paris by Philippe Gonin), London. London, A. Zwemmer (and printed in Paris by Philippe Gonin), 1937. Octavo, [vi], 211, [1] (colophon) pages (with leading and bottom edges deckled) with 56 woodcut illustrations by Maillol (the title page, one full-page illustration, 50 illustrations throughout the text, and four small woodcut initials, all printed in taupe). Full vellum with laced-in thongs, with the title in gilt on the spine; spine very lightly sunned; occasional spots of foxing (almost all of it marginal) to 24 pages at the rear of the book (between pages 170 and 205); an excellent copy with the original slipcase (a little stained and worn, and lacking the top edge). Number 92 of 250 copies signed in pencil on the colophon by Aristide Maillol. The work 'was printed on hand-made paper manufactured by an old process rediscovered by Aristide Maillol', who 'engraved with his own hand the wood-cuts which illustrate this book. The text is that of Thornley's translation of 1657, revised and augmented. Philippe Gonin of Paris undertook the achievement of this work, and he printed it on his hand-press, for A. Zwemmer, London. Paris, December 7th, 1937'. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Michael Treloar Booksellers ANZAAB/ILAB [Adelaide, SA, Australia]

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