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(CURWEN PRESS). BENNETT, ARNOLD. KAUFFER, E. MCKNIGHT, Illustrator
ELSIE AND THE CHILD
London: [Printed at the Curwen Press for] Cassell and Company Ltd, 1929. No. 104 OF 750 COPIES, this one inscribed to "Alice" (last name indecipherable; perhaps "Warcies"?) by E. McKnight Kauffer. 260 x 195 mm. (10 1/4 x 6 3/4"). 3 p.l., 85, [1] pp., [1] leaf. No. 104 OF 750 COPIES, this one inscribed to "Alice" (last name indecipherable; perhaps "Warcies"?) by E. McKnight Kauffer. Publisher's cream-colored silk-wove cloth printed with lettering on upper cover and smooth spine. In the (original?) acetate in the publisher's black cardboard slipcase, paper label on the spine. With portrait of the "Child" (Eva) on title page, half-page vignettes at beginning and end of text, and seven full-page plates, all in color, stencilled in pochoir style at the Curwen Press. WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING OF "EVA" SIGNED BY KAUFFER with the added note "first rough," and with a proof copy of one plate that is INSCRIBED BY KAUFFER TO "ALICE." Front pastedown with ex-libris of Desmond Flower.A little spotting and faint soiling to the pale-colored cloth, but the binding nearly fine, and a fine copy internally--clean, fresh, and bright with vividly colored illustrations.This is a special copy of a collaboration between respected printer Oliver Simon of the Curwen Press, publisher and bibliophile Desmond Flower, and influential graphic designer Edward McKnight Kauffer. The short story about a little rich girl and the kindly servant Elsie who cares for her was written by Arnold Bennett, one the most successful authors published by Desmond Flower's Cassell and Company. An enthusiasm for fine typogra … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [United States]

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